Radio and television personalities Lorianne Crook & Charlie Chase, Ralph Emery, Bill Cody, Larry Black, Rick Marino & Lisa Manning, Bill Mack and Keith Bilbrey are all set to serve as emcees for George Jones’ final Nashville concert. The sold-out show, featuring an all-star lineup of some of the biggest names in country music, is scheduled for Friday, November 22 at the Bridgestone Arena.
“Throughout my career I have made lots of friends,” George said. “I would not have had a career that lasted 50 years without all of these great radio personalities. They always were so good to me and always made me feel like I was somebody whether I had a song on the radio or not. I am forever grateful to them.”
Additionally, Barbara Mandrell will make a rare appearance. “I love Barbara!” George said. “She asked me to sing on her song “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” in 1981 and that song soon became a No. 1 record for us. I was honored to be part of her Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony a few years ago, as she is just one of the greatest singers of all time. She is not just a good singer, but she is my good friend. I am so happy that Barbara is coming to the Nashville show.”
The night will include appearances by Alan Jackson, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Garth Brooks, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, The Oak Ridge Boys, Sam Moore, Montgomery Gentry, Kenny Rogers, Josh Turner, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Travis, Jamey Johnson, Tanya Tucker, Gene Watson and many more.
George is currently on his farewell tour, The Grand Tour, with stops planned in approximately 44 cities this year. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations. George is also offering a VIP Experience to a limited number of fans. For more information, visit www.georgejones.com.