Chesney Added to Jones Tribute

Kenny Chesney has been added to the list of performers celebrating George Jones’ birthday this Saturday (Sept. 7) during a birthday at the Grand Ole Opry. Alan Jackson and Lee Ann Womack will also perform Jones’ songs during the segment to air during CMT’s Grand Ole Opry Live (8 p.m. ET/PT). The segment will also feature Jimmy Dickens and Jim Lauderdale, the singer-songwriter who will portray Jones in the Ryman Auditorium’s upcoming production of Stand by Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story. Jones celebrates his 71st birthday on Sept. 12. The Opry Live telecast will be followed by the debut of CMT Inside Fame: George Jones (9 p.m. ET/PT). 09/03/02