George Jones Will Do His Last Show
George Jones, often referred to as the ‘the greatest living country singer’, will mark the end of an era with 2013’s farewell tour titled ‘The Grand Tour’. The tour is expected to make approximately 44 stops this year.
The final show will be held on Friday, November 22, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The sold out show is all ready being regarded as one of the most important music concerts of all-time.
The event will be hosting top names in all genres of music including Garth Brooks, Kid Rock and Kenny Rogers. Jones is excited to announce his dear friends and fellow Grand Ole Opry members Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and other performers will join him onstage.
‘Alan and Denise Jackson have been friends of Nancy and I for years, so this show wouldn’t be the same without him,’ says George Jones. ‘I am also so grateful that my dear friend Garth Brooks is going to be on stage with me. I am not sure who will be crying more, me or him.’
Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Lawrence, Patty Loveless, Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt and T. Graham Brown are the latest additions to concert lineup. The event, which will soon be dubbed the ‘Country Music Event of the Year’.
Also Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Shelby Lynne, Sam Moore, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson are participating in the evening of music. Plus Brenda Lee, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Eddy Raven, The Roys, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Dailey & Vincent, Gary Morris, Jessi Colter, Bobby Bare, Jim Ed Brown, Little Jimmy Dickens, Stonewall Jackson and more will all take the stage during the finale performance.
I have to say that I can’t remember a concert of any kind that would stack up to this one. What I am extremely proud to say is that I have had the honor of introducing George Jones on stage during my career.
George Jones is the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles since the ‘50s. The Beaumont, Texas native has 143 Top 40 hits to his name and is a member of The Country Music Hall Of Fame.