Country stars to help send Jay Leno off into the sunset

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It's the end of an era … again. 

For the second time, Jay Leno is stepping down from The Tonight Show and handing the reins over to someone new, and a couple of country music stars are going to be there to help say goodbye. 

Jay's last official day of hosting the show will be February 6. Billy Crystal, Jay's first-ever guest, will be Jay's last on February 6. Other stars stopping by to help send Jay off in style that week include the always adorable Betty White on Monday, Matthew McConaughey on Tuesday, Sandra Bullock and Blake Shelton on Wednesday, and Garth Brooks on Thursday.

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The comedian also promises lots of surprises that week, so these won't be the only stars making appearances. 

Leno took over the show from Johnny Carson in May of 1992. Conan O'Brien briefly took over as host from June 1, 2009 to January 22, 2010, when Jay took the show back over. 

You can read the full press release about Jay Leno's The Tonight Show exit over on Zap2It.