Country Legends 103.7, located in Danville, unveiled their new van wrap dedicated to the memory of the late Blake Dalton who died unexpectedly late last year.
The station announced the new design on their Facebook page on Tuesday.
Blake Dalton was 24-years-old when he suddenly died on Monday, November 12th, from a seizure. At the time of his death, he was the morning announcer on Country legends 103.7 which is a Lakes Media owned station. Before that he worked for a competing country music station in Danville.
The wrap features a photo of Dalton under his hero and friend, country music legend George Jones.
Nashville, TN (April 18, 2013) – Today, country music icon George Jones was admitted to a local Nashville hospital for observation. During a routine checkup, Mr. Jones was running a slight fever with irregular blood pressure.
This weekend’s shows in Atlanta, Ga. and Salem, Va. are postponed. Information on the rescheduling of these concerts will be available soon.
STORY BY JOSEPH HUDAK
George Jones is still a badass. Sliding into the driver’s seat of his tricked-out Audi, the 81-year-old doesn’t bother to buckle his seatbelt. Instead, he hits the gas and starts descending, with Country Weekly in the back seat, down the winding driveway of his manor in Franklin, Tenn. It’s an impressive, sprawling property, 78 acres in total, his forever-young wife of 30 years, Nancy, says. “You don’t have any rich friends who want to buy it, do you?” she asks. She and George are contemplating selling and moving into a gated community.
George seems fine with that change, but bristles when the idea of turning his current home—with its closets of Nudie suits and walls of awards and photos with presidents and artists like Porter Wagoner—into a Graceland-type attraction is suggested.
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(Left) George meets a young fan in Chattanooga, TN Friday, March 22nd
George Jones’ final tour of his career, dubbed “The Grand Tour,” kicked off in early 2013 and is set to conclude late in the year. Along the way, George will be meeting devoted fans from his 50+ year career, and periodically, we will spotlight some of his biggest fans.
GEORGE JONES VIP EXPERIENCE MADE AVAILABLE WITH LIMITED QUANTITY - 100 PEOPLE OFFERED UP SPECIAL MEET N GREET WITH “THE POSSUM”
George Jones’ final Nashville concert, to be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Bridgestone Arena, has SOLD OUT with over 15,000 people planning to attend. Today, a VIP Experience including a special George Jones autographed item and the chance to meet ‘the possum’ backstage is available exclusively at http://cwired.co/GJ13VIP The VIP Experience is being offered for $1000.00 each and only 100 VIP tickets are available (first come, first served).
“We are so excited for this show and for all the artists that are going to be taking part,” says Nancy Jones. “George and I were shocked at how fast the tickets sold and the prices people are being asked to pay online for broker tickets. In an effort to keep the prices reasonable for fans, we decided to offer a VIP Experience which includes a backstage meet and greet with George.”
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 60 stops this year. “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.
George Jones on Tour
04/06 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Coliseum
04/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
04/20 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center
04/27 – Huntsville, AL – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
05/17 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
05/18 – Spartanburg, SC – Memorial Auditorium
06/01 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theater
06/02 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theater
06/14 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
06/15 – Albuquerque, NM – Route 66 Casino
06/28 – Rome, GA – The Forum
06/29 – Columbus, GA – Civic Center
07/26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theater
07/27 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Casino
08/02 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State Fair
08/03 – Watertown, NY – Watertown Fairgrounds Arena
08/22 – Penn Forest Township, PA – Penns Peak
08/23 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Alabama Theater
09/13 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino
09/14 – Marksville, LA - Paragon Casino
09/27 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino
09/28 – Milwaukee, WI – Potawatomi Casino
10/11 – Branson, MO – The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
10/25 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino
10/26 – Bowling Green, KY – SKY Performing Arts Center
11/09 – Grant, OK – Choctaw Event Center
11/10 – Branson, MO – The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
11/22 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
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