FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA
the latest to be added to George Jones’ final Nashville concert taking
place at the Bridgestone Arena on Friday, November 22, 2013.
Commenting on the added performers George Jones says, “Now, people
may not know this, but I have been a fan of Cyndi’s since I first saw
her years ago at the Grammy awards, what a thrill it was to hear she
will be part of this final celebration. Don McLean and I first met in
the ‘70s, here in Nashville, and I love his singing, his songwriting,
and I know his performance will be just as special as when I first saw
him sing. Billy Ray is an old friend and someone I have spent many times
together, bless his heart for wanting to be with me on this show. I
love and respect all these singers.”
Previously announced guest performers include Garth Brooks, Kid
Rock, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, T.
Graham Brown, Mark Chesnutt, Charlie Daniels, Joe Diffie, Jamey Johnson,
Tracy Lawrence, Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, Kathy Mattea, Montgomery
Gentry, Sam Moore, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis, Randy
Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson.
In addition, Clay Walker, Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye, Larry
Gatlin, Crystal Gayle, The Kentucky HeadHunters, Jett Williams, Jeanne
Pruett, Lisa Matassa, The Whites, Ricky Skaggs, Mandy Barnett, Mark
Collie, Ronnie McDowell, Baillie & the Boys, and Daryle Singletary will
join previously announced Brenda Lee, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood, Eddy
Raven, The Roys, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Dailey & Vincent, Gary
Morris, Jessi Colter, Bobby Bare, Jim Ed Brown, Little Jimmy Dickens,
Stonewall Jackson and more will all take the stage during the finale
More stars are expected to be announced as performers gear up to
pay tribute to one of the world’s most accomplished recording artists.
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
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