George's wife Nancy described it as a family reunion. Dierks said "it's like "The
Travis Tritt shared this photo on Twitter of him and his wife, Bobby Bare, Miranda, Blake and Dierks from backstage:
Singing, "I Always Get Lucky With You," Dierks poured his heart and soul into the classic Jones song. USA Today correspondent for Nashville, Brian Mansfield tweeted:
"You can tellA play by play from The Tennessean showed Dierks played at 8:33 p.m., and afterward, Ralph Emery said “One of my favorite singers,” shaking his hand after the performance.
@DierksBentley has spent lots of time studying how to sing like #GeorgeJones. It pays off for "I Always Get Lucky With You.""
A few DB Congress reps were 'lucky' enough to be there in person. Ashley Wardrip says she doesn't remember much, "other than he was amazing, I was very excited, and after he was done I was ready to leave! Everything was so rushed because they had so many artists there; they announced him, he sang, and left.