GEORGE JONES’ STAR-STUDDED FAREWELL CONCERT: SOLD OUT

03/04/13

It’s shaping up to be the event of the year. And now Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones’ final Nashville show is sold out.

The Nov. 22 concert, which takes place at Bridgestone Arena, is officially a sell-out at 12,000-plus seats, Jones’ publicist Kirt Webster announces this morning.

“I am overwhelmed with emotion that the fans have already sold out this show,” Jones said in a statement. “I never thought so many fans and friends would want to come see me at this age. Hell, I didn’t even think I would be alive at this age, yet alone doing my final show.”

The show already has attracted a guest roster of Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson.

More performers are expected to be announced Thursday. Watch here at Tennessean.com/music for more details – and for a contest in which The Tennessean will give away two tickets to the sold-out show.

Jones, 81, announced his final tour last August. “It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come,” he said in a statement at the time. Jones’ “The Grand Tour” ends with the Nashville show.

Check out The Tennessean.com amazing photos of George throughout his career.
http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=DN&Dato=20120912&Kategori=TUNEIN&Lopenr=812050806&Ref=PH

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