George Jones’ Final Concert Sells Out in Nashville
Iconic country singer George Jones will play the last-ever concert date of his career at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, but if you haven’t got tickets yet, you’re pretty much out of luck. The 81-year old’s grand sendoff is already sold out, his publicist announced Wednesday (March 6).
Jones will be joined on stage by a veritable Who’s Who of music industry friends at the 12,000-seat venue, including Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, the Oak Ridge Boys, Sam Moore, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson.
They will gather on that historic evening to celebrate and pay tribute to the country legend’s six-decade career, during which he has scored 143 Top 40 hits, including ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today,’ which many consider to be one of the most important country songs of all time. Jones has also been awarded two Grammys, and he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. The singer was a Kennedy Center Honor recipient in 2008, is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and holds a National Medal of Arts medallion.
“I am overwhelmed with emotion that the fans have already sold out this show,” Jones says in a press release. “I never thought so many fans and friends would want to come see me at this age. Hell, I didn’t even think I would be alive at this age, yet alone doing my final show.”
The Nashville date in November is the culmination of Jones’ 44-date farewell tour, which has been dubbed the Grand Tour.