Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt + More Added to George Jones’ Final Concert
If you're one of the many fans who's disappointed because you couldn't get a ticket to George Jones' sold out farewell concert in Nashville, well ... prepare to get even more disappointed. On top of the enormous roster of guest stars slated to appear at the once-in-a-lifetime event, Jones has just added even more star power, including Alan Jackson and Travis Tritt.
The 81-year-old country legend is going out on top with the 44-date Grand Tour, which culminates in the final concert date of his career at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Friday, Nov. 22. He'll be joined by a Who's Who of Nashville's musical elite, including 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.
In addition to Jackson and Tritt, Pam Tillis, Kathy Mattea, Tracy Lawrence, Patty Loveless, Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt and T. Graham Brown are the latest additions to the lineup, and if that's not enough, 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 and Stonewall Jackson will also appear. Throw in a set of Ginsu knives and you could make this thing a country music infomercial!
“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.”