Georgette Jones, daughter of Tammy Wynette and George Jones, makes a cameo in the ‘George & Tammy’ finale

Georgette Jones already has strong ties to Showtime limited series George and Tammy: Not only is it about her parents and is based on the book she wrote, but she also appears in the final episode.



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Jones makes a cameo as a backup singer in the finale, which airs on Sunday. In an exclusive clip delivered to The Hollywood Reportershe performs on a tour bus with band members, as well as Jessica Chastain and Michael Shannon in the roles of Tammy Wynette and George Jones. Together they sing “Lost Highway”, with Georgette Jones starting the second verse.

The 52-year-old daughter of Country music legend said that when she was preparing to visit the show’s set, producers asked her if she wanted to perform.

“I thought, ‘Oh, my God. I’m not an actress, but I’ll happily pretend to be one,'” Jones says THR. “If they want to put me somewhere — it would be so much fun to be able to do that.”

George and Tammy is based on her 2011 memoir, The Three of Us: Growing up with Tammy and George. She said filming her scenes was fun and enjoyable – but also sentimental.

“I was swept up in a very emotional state of mind during the whole thing. It was strange knowing that I’m on a simulated bus with what was supposed to be my parents and their band, but at the same time being able to see the scene unfold and know what happening, listening to the music and listening to the words of the song and knowing how this ends the series – it was very, very emotional,” Jones says. “I think it really hit me when we finished that film it. I just broke down at the end because it was just a release of all the emotions that were built up for that scene.”

The six-episode show debuted in December. It chronicles Wynette and George Jones’ complicated yet touching relationship and the hits they produced, including Wynette’s signature classic, “Stand by Your Man.”

Jones says playing a backup singer for her parents on screen was something she was used to in real life.

“I actually spent a summer working as a backup singer for my mom when I started college,” she recalls. “I have all these memories of – not just working for mum then – but growing up on the road with one or both of my parents at different times. So I was flooded with a lot of memories of being on the bus and remembering those kinds of events .”

Chastain’s performance in the George and Tammy served her one nomination for Best Actress in a limited run at the 2023 Golden Globes, which takes place on Tuesday. Jones says she approved of Chastain and Shannon’s portrayals of her parents.

“I think they did an incredible job. I really do – both with the music and with the acting,” she says.

“Jessica has really been our champion for this whole process,” Jones continues of the Oscar winner, who also serves as an executive producer on the series. “I’m so grateful that she not only signed, but stuck with it. And there were times when different people at different times before we got to where we ultimately were, tried to suggest things and wanted , that it should go in a different direction. And Jessica and [show creator] Monkey [Sylvia] and [EP] Andrew [Lazar] everyone was really pushing for an honest portrayal, not just some of the glamorous stuff on the road. And it meant a lot to me that she pushed for it. She wanted us to have an accurate and true story about my mother and my father.”

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