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George Jones Will Visit Evansville One Last Time On March 23 at The Centre

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Country music’s two most famous Georges are both embarking on their farewell tours in 2013. George Strait is off and running with his final ‘Cowboy Rides Away’ tour and George Jones is getting ready for his farewell tour that will stop in Evansville on March 23rd at The Centre. After battling some pretty serious health problems over the last couple of years, Jones, 81, has decided to make the rounds one more time to thank his many fans before fading into retirement.

Jones is regarded as one of the greatest country singers in history and his 1980 classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is considered by many to be the greatest country song ever written. The song was written for Jones by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman and as was so often the case, Jones hated it the first heard it, insisting the song was too long, too sad, too depressing and nobody would ever play it on the radio.

Jones was wrong and the song became his first number one in six years and was named as the CMA Single of the Year in 1980.

Jones was known as much for his alcohol-fueled behavior as he was for his music, which caused him to miss dates thus, giving him the nickname ‘No Show Jones’. All of that became a memory when he married his current wife, Nancy in 1983. Jones credits Nancy with not only saving his life, but saving him from himself.

Jones is without question one of the greatest country singers of the post Hank Williams era. Being able to see him one last time is an opportunity any country music fan should take advantage of. They simply don’t make ‘em like George Jones anymore. Get your tickets to see George Jones at the Centre on March 23rd by clicking here.

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