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George Jones Bids Farewell to Fans

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Next year, as WBKR’s Steve Horn told you
earlier,

George Jones, the country music icon often referred to as the “the greatest living country singer” will mark the end of an era with a farewell tour for his fans titled “The Grand Tour”.  After over fifty years of touring, Jones has decided he is ready to slow down and spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren.  Jones was quoted as saying “It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come”.  As a tribute to his loyal fans he wants to tour one more year and let them know, this will be his last.

The Grand Tour will visit approximately 60 cities in 2013.  The star will perform many of his hits such as “White Lightning,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” and “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair”.

The legend also plans to record a new studio album for the fans, and Dolly Parton has been writing songs for him.  It will be an album he loves and wants to do.  There is no scheduled street date at this time.

After a brief bout with an upper respiratory infection earlier this year, Jones has returned to the road.  Fans can see him at his upcoming concerts listed here or at www.georgejones.com.

George Jones on Tour (2012)
08/10 – Boonville, MO – Isle of Capri
08/11 – Lula, MS – Isle of Capri
08/17 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theater
08/18 – Durham, NC – Durham Perf. Arts Ctr.
08/30 – Woodstock, VA – Shenandoah County Fair
08/31 – Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre
09/07 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino
09/08 – Houston, TX – Arena Theatre
09/21 – Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
09/22 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Alabama Theater
09/28 – Manistee, MI – Little River Casino
09/29 – Fort Wayne, IN – Embassy Theatre
10/04 – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Theater
10/05 – Arlington, TX – Arlington Music Hall
10/12 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theatre
10/13 – Renfro Valley, KY – Renfro Valley Ent. Ctr.
10/26 – Wichita Falls, TX – Kay Yeager Coliseum
10/27 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noel Perf. Arts Ctr.
11/02 – Mahnomen, MN – Shooting Star Casino
11/03 – Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
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

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.

We will keep you posted if his Farewell Tour comes near Owensboro.

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