GARTH BROOKS, KID ROCK, SAM MOORE, SHELBY LYNNE AND THE OAK RIDGE BOYS JOIN GEORGE JONES FOR HIS FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERT

02/26/13

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA

The mega-stars continue to lineup for George Jones’ final concert, which is set for Friday, November 22, 2013 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, The Oak Ridge Boys and Sam Moore are the latest acts announced for the historic event.

The celebrity packed lineup also includes Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson. More stars are expected to be announced as performers gear up to pay tribute to one of the world’s most accomplished recording artists.

“Being joined by so many incredible singers while doing what I love will be truly heartwarming,” says George Jones. “It’s shaping up to be more than I expected or could have ever imagined,” he adds.

Tickets for the Nashville finale are available at all Ticketmaster locations.

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 icon’s hits, “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair", “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes", “White Lightning” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” will surely be part of each night’s set list, along with plenty of guests and surprises.

DIERKS BENTLEY, JOSH TURNER, MORE JOIN FINAL GEORGE JONES CONCERT

02/20/13

By Eric Parker
MusicRow

Montgomery Gentry, Kenny Rogers, Josh Turner, and Dierks Bentley are the latest additions to the ever-growing list of guests to take the stage with George Jones for his final Nashville concert.

Taking place at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 22, the show has previously announced artists Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Travis, Jamey Johnson and Gene Watson.

“I am excited that my friends all want to be with me on this show,” says Jones. “This is sure going to be a fun and emotional night with lots of memories, friends, and great country music.”

Tickets for the Nashville finale are currently on sale at all Ticketmaster locations.

Jones will mark the end of an era with 2013’s farewell tour titled The Grand Tour, expected to make approximately 44 stops.

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THE GRAND TOUR MERCHANDISE HAS ARRIVED!!!

02/08/13

George Jones’ ‘The Grand Tour’ merchandise has arrived and is available for purchase on George’s online shop. This merchandise commemorates George Jones’ 2013 Grand Tour, which will be the last tour of his incredible career.






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GEORGE JONES’ FINAL NASHVILLE SHOW GETS ALL-STAR LINEUP

02/07/13

By Jessica Nicholson
MusicRow.com

George Jones‘ final Nashville concert of his career will take place at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 22, as part of his 2013 farewell tour titled The Grand Tour. Though the performance is still several months away, it is already slated to have an all-star lineup of supporters and performers. Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Travis, Jamey Johnson and Gene Watson will join previously announced guest Tanya Tucker to help honor the legendary performer.

More artists have yet to be announced. Jones is expected to make approximately 60 stops as part of The Grand Tour.

Tickets for the Nashville finale are currently on sale at all Ticketmaster locations.

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COUNTRY LEGEND GEORGE JONES BRINGS FINAL TOUR TO COCONUT CREEK

02/04/13

By Howard Cohen
The Miami Herald

George Jones has been called the “greatest living country singer.” When you listen to the way his buttery voice and his distinctive phrasing so fully inhabits such hits as She Thinks I Still Care, He Stopped Loving Her Today or Golden Ring (a duet with late ex-wife Tammy Wynette) you believe.

Jones, 81, has been releasing music since his first Top 5 hit in 1955, Why Baby Why, and a new album’s on the way. But his current The Grand Tour (named for his 1974 hit), which comes to South Florida Saturday, is his last, he swears.

Perfect time to chat with Jones via email about life, love and country.

Keith Richards and James Taylor have cited your music as an influence. What can a country artist learn from a rock artist and vice-versa?

I think anytime you work with an artist from a different genre than yours, you pick up on things they do and admire how they approach a song or the style they use to perform the song. It may not be the way you would do it, but I appreciate the differences. It was great to record with Keith Richards, and after the project was completed, I had people ask who that new artist was singing on Say It’s Not You. It was funny to me that some people didn’t realize it was a rock and roll legend.

What will be the thing you most miss about live performing?

I will miss my fans and the thrill I get from looking out over an audience of people from young to old and see them singing along to every song.

You’ve had the honor of bringing some of country’s greatest compositions to life. What do you look for in a song before you record it?

I look for a song that moves me that I can relate to. I turned down He Stopped Loving Her Today numerous times because I thought it was just too sad, and people would not want to hear it. Finally, my producer and friend Billy Sherrill convinced me to record it and the rest, as they say, is history.

What gets better with age?

Wisdom and knowledge.

Tell us about the new studio album you are recording with Dolly Parton.

I am so excited to be working on a project with Dolly. She is a dear friend, and I am such a fan of her work. I am just waiting on her to give me the song and to tell me when to sing!

What song (or album) would you like to be known for — and why?

That is really a tough question. There are so many I am proud of. . . . some from the early days in my career, then some that were done much later. I will say I had a lot of fun recording The Bradley Barn Sessions with so many people I admire. Each song took on a life of its own as we were working together in the studio. There wasn’t any of that stuff where I recorded my part and a week later Alan Jackson came in and did his part. We were there together for all the sessions, and it is a great album.

Say you’re a judge on American Idol. What advice would you have for the younger generation who envisions a career in country music?

Never give up, be yourself and keep it country!

•   George Jones performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, 5550 NW 40th St. Call 954-977-6700 or visit www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com. Follow @HowardCohen on Twitter.

— HOWARD COHEN

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