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Montgomery Gentry, Rogers, Turner, Bentley join Jones Nashville stop

Monday, February 18, 2013 – Montgomery Gentry, Kenny Rogers, Josh Turner and Dierks Bentley are the latest additions to the final Nashville concert of George Jones' career.

Taking place at the Bridgestone Arena on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, the show also includes Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Travis, Jamey Johnson and Gene Watson.

"I am excited that my friends all want to be with me on this show," said Jones. "This is sure going to be a fun and emotional night with lots of memories, friends and great country music."

Other dates on the tour, which Jones said would be his last, are:
Feb. 22 - Greenville, TX - Greenville Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 23 - Forrest City, AR - East Arkansas Community College
March 15 - Joliet, IL - Realto Square Theater
March 16 - Muncie, IN - Emens Auditorium
March 22 - Chattanooga, TN - Memorial Auditorium
March 23 - Evansville, IN - The Centre
April 5 - Fairfax, VA - Patriot Center
April 6 - Knoxville, TN - Knoxville Coliseum
April 19 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theater
April 20 - Salem, VA - Salem Civic Center
April 27 - Huntsville, AL - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
May 17 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
May 18 - Spartanburg, SC - Memorial Auditorium
June 1 - North Tonawanda, NY - Riviera Theater
June 2 - Lancaster, PA - American Music Theater
Aug. 2 - Columbus, OH - Ohio State Fair
Aug. 3 - Watertown, NY - Watertown Fairgrounds Arena
Sept. 13 - Biloxi, MS - IP Casino
Sept. 27 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino
Sept. 28 - Milwaukee, WI - Potawatomi Casino
Oct. 11 - Branson, MO - The Mansion Theater
Oct. 25 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino
Oct. 26 - Pikeville, KY - Eastern KY Expo
Nov. 9 - Grant, OK - Choctaw Event Center
Nov. 10 - Branson, MO - The Mansion Theater
Nov. 22 - Nashville - Bridgestone Arena

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