Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, The Oak Ridge Boys send off for George Jones
By April MacIntyre Feb 26, 2013, 14:47 GMT
US musician Robert James Ritchie aka Kid Rock EPA/TANNEN MAURY
George Jones’ final concert is set for Friday, November 22, 2013 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
Confirmed are Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, The Oak Ridge Boys and Sam Moore - the latest acts announced for the 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.
From the press release:
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.
About George Jones
George Jones is the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles 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 member, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and holds a National Medal of Arts medallion.
For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com
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