Keith Richards and former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman were saddened to hear about the death of country legend George Jones last Friday at the age of 81.
Jones was planning a farewell tour that was set to wrap up in Nashville on November 22nd, with Keith making a surprise appearance. In a note to Jones about the show, Richards wrote,
"Thank you so much for asking me to your gig. It's a real honor for me. I'll be there by hook or by crook." Keith is featured on two of George's recordings -- the 2005 greatest hits release The Bradley Barn Sessions and the title track of 2008's Burn Your Playhouse Down: The Unreleased Duets.
Bill Wyman says Jones was "the greatest country singer of all time. As a tribute to him, I played a selection of his music to myself all afternoon from my iTunes collection. I have 184 songs by him."
A public funeral will be held for Jones Thursday in Nashville.