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George Jones celebrates his 75th

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 – OGeorge Jones celebrated his 75th birthday during a performance of the Grand Ole Opry on Sept. 12 with a few friends on hand for the party. >Among the performers that participated by singing one of their favorite Jones classics were Dierks Bentley, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmy Dickens, Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw, Alison Krauss + Union Station, Craig Morgan, Joe Nichols and Tanya Tucker. All artists joined Jones on stage at the end of the show to lead the audience in singing Happy Birthday.

Performances were taped to air during Grand Ole Opry Live on Great American Country (GAC) Sept. 16, 17 and 19.

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