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George Jones sets Atlanta date for final tour

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Last summer, George Jones announced he would quit touring at the end of his 2013 road trip.

That victory lap, dubbed “The Grand Tour,” will stop at the Fox Theatre at 7:30 p.m. April 19. Tickets are $42.75 and on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 25.

The country music icon, known for his hits “White Lightning,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes,” started the 60-date tour last year.

Jones remarked at the time he announced the farewell run that, “It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come.”

Plans are also still in the works for a Jones/Dolly Parton album.

Tickets can be purchased at the Fox box office, www.foxatltix.com or by calling 1-855-ATL-TIXX.

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By Melissa Ruggieri, The Music Scene

17 comments Add your comment

Fred ™

January 18th, 2013
10:55 am

No one is going to fill HIS shoes…….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi3GgoLtlWk

Mickey

January 18th, 2013
12:19 pm

George Jones is Country Music.

diane goggins

January 18th, 2013
12:21 pm

dont want to miss that i have only got to see 2 times in my life once in his front yard once at memorial aud chattanooga

holly

January 18th, 2013
12:29 pm

you have that right! there is no one like him

dano

January 18th, 2013
12:50 pm

george has missed Ron Geddis not being there on stage with him. Ron really helped George from a sound perspective when his voice stared to leave him ron could sing just like Jones. But we love ya Possum

Betty Hinz

January 18th, 2013
2:11 pm

We will really miss you! Danced to many of your songs in the 80’s!! & still listen to them. God bless you!

Beverly Boyle

January 18th, 2013
2:27 pm

on my 63 rd birthday in Richmond Va. George sang Happy Birthday to me on stage,,never never will I forget this

Shirley Bartlett

January 18th, 2013
4:12 pm

Please George, bring your tour to Canada.

Louise Smith

January 18th, 2013
4:43 pm

George have always loved your music. You will be greatly missed, but i have many albums i listen to all the time.. May God bless and you and Nancy injoy your retirement to the fullest. Good luck to the possium…

Cigar

January 18th, 2013
5:00 pm

I am so glad that I got the chance to see George twice.. One time was on his 60th birthday and the event brought out a cake for him. It was a great night. I wish everyday could be like that. Where has the time gone? We will always have your records and DVD’s to watch. All the best in retirement.

Shirley

January 18th, 2013
5:30 pm

In my world you have always been the greatest!! I have many of your albums and any time I hear you on the radio it gives me great pleasure. God bless and enjoy your retirement!!

Al Thrash

January 18th, 2013
6:23 pm

George I got to see you two times, You are byfar the BEST country singer ( he stopped loving her today)

Ted Makse

January 18th, 2013
7:56 pm

Remember you George at the Circle Theater in Cleveland in the 50″s. You used to come out to the lobby on intermision and socialize. Must have seen you 20 times since. Lot of pictures and I think every album. I have songs nobody ever heard of. Played music and now Karoake and I’m always asked to sing George. They say I sound so much like You. Also a friend of mine, Debbie Banks Skellanger knows you and Nancy both. Got tickets for them and me in Cleveland and Akron. Would love to see you one more time and will if your close to Cleveland.. You will always be the greatest.

Dawn Anderson

January 19th, 2013
2:33 am

would give anything to see George always though he is the best just love his style love always George

Gottlieb Goltz

January 19th, 2013
5:05 am

=////=======> ~~~ Play “Ain’t love a lot like that”.?

Arthur Smith

January 20th, 2013
10:51 pm

George is and will always be my favorite country singer . I believe he can sing a song so and get every little feeling anyone could ever put into a song . gives the chills to me in every song I cannot begin to express how much he has inspired me .have always listened to George and always will . we know that we all have to have some time for family and I hope that George and Nancy enjoy every year of his retirement , he has earned it and I know it is really hard for George to retire believe me , I love all his songs not only the hits but every song he sings he puts so much feeling into every word and sings some of the best songs ever . my whole family has always loved george and we are greatfull that he has made us so happy listning to his music through the years, every song means something to me , and we will continue , thanks George Jones , we love you , you are the best , the greatest ,

JDJ

January 21st, 2013
7:54 pm

One of a kind, he is. The face and sound of “country” music is all but gone. Hank, Johnny, Waylon, too many to name . . . nobody is in the wings. Sad. Over-processed pretty boys crowd the market, it’s all about the money, all about image.