The most glittering array of pop and country superstars on the music scene today pay tribute to the "King of Country Music" when Home Box Office presents George Jones: With a Little Help From His Friends, an exclusive musical special debuting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 11.
Subsequent playdates for the special include July 15, 20, 26 and Aug. 4).
The in-concert celebration, which Los Angeles Times music critic Robert Hilburn characterized as "the choicest TV taping here since Elvis Presley's 'return' in 1968," stars Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, Emmylou Harris, Tanya Tucker, Elvis Costello and Jessi Colter.
The concert was videotaped before a capacity crowd at the Los Angeles Country Club, where these giants of the industry gathered to sing praises of the 1980 Grammy and Country Music Association Award-winner George Jones.
Some of the musical selections from the special include:
"Golden Ring," George Jones and Tammy Wynette.
"Honky Tonk Heroes," Waylon Jennings.
"Good Hearted Woman," George Jones and Waylon Jennings.
"One of These Days," Emmylou Harris.
"Here We Are," George Jones and Emmylou Harris.
"Tonight, the Bottle Let Me Down," Elvis Costello.
"He's Got You," Elvis Costello.
"Stranger in the House," George Jones and Elvis Costello.