Singing with George Jones, Joe Nichols gets a special Opry treat
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Singing with George Jones, Joe Nichols gets a special Opry treat

Monday, March 19, 2007 – Joe Nichols was backstage waiting for his hero, George Jones, to go on, but Nichols got more than he bargained for. Jones asked Nichols to join him on stage.

"I got to perform a few weeks ago with George at the Opry, and I can honestly say it was one of the coolest, most exciting moments of my life," Nichols said. "That is until last night, when I got to sing with him again. George Jones is to country music what oxygen is to life - one simply cannot exist without the other, and I am honored beyond words that I have been given the gift of performing with this man."

Jones introduced Nichols as "the future of traditional country music," and then turned the stage over to the young artist, who performed "Workin' Man's Blues." Nichols then re-introduced Jones, and they performed "Yesterday's Wine" together. Nichols later joined Jones onstage for "Rockin' Chair," the show's closing number.

Nichols is currently in the studio working on his fourth CD for Universal Records South.

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