“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
Nashville, TN (November 12, 2012) - Outback Concerts in association with Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones announce the final Nashville show as part of The Grand Tour to be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Friday, November 22, 2013.
Special guest Tanya Tucker will be on hand for the Nashville concert amongst other friends of The Possum, yet to be announced.
“The Grand Tour will have surprises throughout the shows - you never know who may show up! The Possum has lots of friends so it is going to be the most exciting thing to see who shows up during the final show. You should come too - and we can be surprised together!” said Jones.
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 next 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.
Tickets for the Nashville show go on-sale Friday, November 16th at 10am at all Ticketmaster locations.
Fans of ‘The Possum’ can see him at his upcoming concerts listed below or at www.georgejones.com.
George Jones on Tour (2012-2013)
11/09 - Branson, MO - The Mansion Theatre
11/10 - Morton, MN - Jackpot Junction Casino
11/16 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
11/17 - Hiawassee, GA - Anderson Music Hall
11/23 - Winnie, TX - Nutty Jerry’s Winnie Arena
11/24 - Bossier City, LA - Horseshoe Casino
12/01 - Elizabeth, IN - Horseshoe Casino
12/15 - Jackson, TN - Carl Perkins Civic Center
02/02 - Tunica, MS - Sam’s Town
02/07 - Lakeland, FL - Youkey Theater
02/22 - Greenville, TX - Greenville Memorial Auditorium
02/23 - Forrest City, AR - East Arkansas Community College
03/15 - Joliet, IL - Realto Square Theater
03/16 - Muncie, IN - Emens Auditorium
03/22 - Chattanooga, TN - Memorial Auditorium
04/05 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
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
11/09 - Grant, OK - Choctaw Event Center
11/23 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
About George Jones
George Jones is the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles in every decade since the ’50s. The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award this year and holds a National Medal of Arts. At 80, Jones continues to be an active country music superstar, headlining dozens of concerts each year.
For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com
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Well - you heard it straight from the *possums* mouth - George Jones is very much alive!
“I am ready to hit the stage, man, i couldn’t feel no better than this, i am all the way back except maybe 1% and time i go out I’ll be 100,” said Jones.
Obviously Jones hasn’t lost his humor, but the continuous rumors claiming he’s dead - even Facebook pages called RIP George Jones - have him pretty upset!
Despite recent Facebook rumors, the Legend is alive and well and looks forward to another strong year of touring
George Jones is alive and well, and happy to be touring. After performing two successful shows this weekend, Jones is scheduled to appear on average six to eight more shows each month continuing into 2013.
The legend states, “I love the road. I love the fans. I am just a singer and love to sing my songs. Until I’m done I still don’t need no rockin’ chair. Just gimme’ that stage and I’ll have at it".
After Jones’ Saturday night concert in Massachusetts, MassLive.com reviewer George Lenker had this to say about Jones’ fans: “They were there to share the space, be in the same room, and breathe the same air as a country music icon who they cherish.” “Jones entered to a standing ovation and left to one…” Lenker continued, “He [is] also clearly still sharp mentally for his age and engaged in great stage banter with both his band and the audience.”
Read the entire review at http://www.masslive.com/