By Matt Wake | firstname.lastname@example.org
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Country music legend George Jones’ final tour will make a stop in Huntsville.
The crooner is set to play the Von Braun Center Mark C. Smith Concert Hall 7:30 p.m. April 27. Tickets ($48) go on sale 10 a.m. Jan. 25, available via the VBC Box Office (700 Monroe St.), ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 800-745-3000.
Last summer, Jones announced he would retire from touring following his 2013 trek. The singer – known for hits including “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “White Lightning – began his 60-date “Grand Tour” in 2012. According to georgejones.com, Jones is planning to record a duets album with fellow country star Dolly Parton.
George Jones is bringing “The Grand Tour,” his farewell series of concerts, to Spartanburg.
The legendary country music singer will perform May 18 at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium as part of a tour that Jones has said will be his last. Contemporary country duo Wilson Fairchild will open the show.
Reserved tickets, priced at $42.75, are on sale now at the auditorium box office and at Ticketmaster outlets including Publix supermarkets. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
After more than five decades of touring, Jones, 81, has decided he is ready to slow down and spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren. “It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come,” Jones said in a news release.
Considered by many as the greatest country singer of all-time, Jones is a 1992 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee with more than a dozen No. 1 hits to his credit.
Concerts on “The Grand Tour” will feature Jones performing such classics as “White Lightning,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” and “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair.”
For more information, visit the auditorium’s website at www.crowdpleaser.com.
Last summer, George Jones announced he would quit touring at the end of his 2013 road trip.
That victory lap, dubbed “The Grand Tour,” will stop at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 19. Tickets are $42.75 and on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 25.
The country music icon, known for his hits “White Lightning,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes,” started the 60-date tour last year.
Jones remarked at the time he announced the farewell run that, “It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come.”
Plans are also still in the works for a Jones/Dolly Parton album.
Tickets can be purchased at the Fox box office, www.foxatltix.com or by calling 1-855-ATL-TIXX.
“I just loved singing with Patti and she hit notes I never dreamed of!” Jones said in a Jan. 2 email shared with Examiner.com. “We cut some songs together and it was a great time. She’ll be missed by lots of folks and everybody needs to know how great she was. Patti was a wonderful singer with a real special voice.”
GEORGE JONES AMONG THOSE RECOGNIZED AT THE NASHVILLE ASSOCIATION OF TALENT DIRECTORS 2012 NATD HONORS
Well over 150 entertainment professionals gathered at the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville on Wednesday, November 14, to join The Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD) recognize six outstanding individuals during the 2nd Annual NATD Honors gala.
Honors went to:
· Legendary country music icon George Jones
· Morris Management Group President Clint Higham
· CAA Nashville Agent John Huie
· Nashville Predator and NHL Foundation Award recipient Mike Fisher
· Nashville Symphony President & CEO Alan Valentine
· President WBA Entertainment Robert S. Williams