George Jones Sells Out Final Nashville Concert
81 year old Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones has sold out Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for his final Music City concert on November 22, 2013.
As the ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ singer (pictured above receiving a Merit Honor at the 2012 Grammy Awards) finishes out his final months of touring across the nation, the highly anticipated Nashville event will feature several special guests honoring George Jones one final time. This all-star roster includes Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner and Gene Watson.
In a press release issued March 7, 2013, George and his wife Nancy actually released some extra seats to get as many people as possible in to the show “The phone at the house and the fan club have rung off the hook, since the show sold out,” says George Jones. “They asked me to do another show, but that was not going to happen because there can only be one final show. After thinking about all those fans not being able to get in, I told Nancy to make those seats behind and the side of the stage available. And that is what we are going to do!”
As I try to think of a way to get to the show myself, I wanted to feature a few of my favorite George Jones songs ‘Whose Gonna Fill Their Shoes’ ‘Choices’ and ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today.’