CHARLIE DANIELS, LORRIE MORGAN, RANDY TRAVIS, JAMEY JOHNSON & GENE WATSON TO JOIN GEORGE JONES FOR HIS FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERTBy My Country Space
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
AT NASHVILLE’S BRIDGESTONE ARENA
Nashville, TN (February 4, 2013) – Country music icon George Jones has announced that the final Nashville concert of his career will be at the Bridgestone Arena on Friday, November 22, 2013. Although still 9 months away, the sure-to-be unforgettable show is already gearing up to be a star-studded event - Charlie Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Travis, Jamey Johnson, and Gene Watson are the first round of special guests that will join previously announced guest Tanya Tucker to help honor this legendary entertainer with special performances. More artists will continue to be announced.
Tickets for the Nashville finale are currently on sale at all Ticketmasterlocations.
George Jones, often referred to as the "the greatest living country singer" will mark the end of an era with 2013’s farewell tour titled "The Grand Tour". The tour is expected to make approximately 60 stops this year. "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair", "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes", "White Lightning" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" will surely be part of each night’s set list, along with plenty of guests and surprises.
Fans of ‘The Possum’ can see him at his upcoming concerts listed below or at www.georgejones.com.
George Jones on Tour
02/07 – Lakeland, FL – Youkey Theater
02/22 – Greenville, TX – Greenville Memorial Auditorium
02/23 – Forrest City, AR – East Arkansas Community College
03/15 – Joliet, IL – Realto Square Theater
03/16 – Muncie, IN – Emens Auditorium
03/22 – Chattanooga, TN – Memorial Auditorium
03/23 – Evansville, IN – The Centre
04/05 – Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center
04/06 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Coliseum
04/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
04/20 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center
04/27 – Huntsville, AL – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
05/17 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
05/18 – Spartanburg, SC – Memorial Auditorium
06/01 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theater
06/02 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theater
08/02 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State Fair
08/03 – Watertown, NY – Watertown Fairgrounds Arena
09/13 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino
09/27 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino
09/28 – Milwaukee, WI – Potawatomi Casino
10/11 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theater
10/25 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino
10/26 – Pikeville, KY – Eastern KY Expo
11/09 – Grant, OK – Choctaw Event Center
11/10 – Branson, MO – The Mansion Theater
11/22 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
About George Jones
George Jones is the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles in every decade since the ‘50s. The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award this year and holds a National Medal of Arts. At 80, Jones continues to be an active country music superstar, headlining dozens of concerts each year.
For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com
The benefit, emceed by GAC’s Storme Warren, begins at 6:00 p.m. with a VIP cocktail reception, with doors opening and the silent auction beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Palm will serve a signature “Surf & Turf” dinner at 7:00 p.m., followed by the program and live auction at 8:00 p.m. Live art by Randall Hedden will be among the unique items featured. Tickets are $250 per person. Tables of 8 are available for $1,800, and VIP Tables are $5,000. For tickets, contact Paige Dixon at (615) 742-3193 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special guest Mark Green MD FACEP will be honored that evening. After graduating from West Point with a degree in business, Mark Green served as an infantry officer, eventually commanding a rifle company in the famed 82nd Airborne Division. While in command, his father’s life was saved by a surgeon, profoundly impacting him and leading him to seek a degree in medicine. Following his residency in emergency medicine Dr. Green was assigned as the flight surgeon for the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). There Mark served alongside some of the nation’s most elite warriors on two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and one in Operation Enduring Freedom. He participated in planning and providing medical coverage for some of OIF and OEF’s most covert operations. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star, The Air Medal with “V” device for Valor, The Air Medal, and the Combat Medical Badge. He is the Author of “A Night with Saddam” – A Special Ops Flight Surgeon’s Interview with Saddam Hussein on the night of his capture and the mission which led to their meeting.
About Charlie Daniels:
Charlie Daniels, known for his fiddle playing, is a music icon that has been performing and writing songs for more than five decades. He formed the Charlie Daniels Band in 1972, creating straightforward country music including the number one hit, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” The CDB recently took a starring role in ESPN’s Monday Night Football “open” before the Peyton Manning & the Denver Broncos game in Georgia (Sept. 17). The open featured Daniels’ ‘79 hit The Devil Went Down to Georgia with new lyrics tailored for this game. Charlie will be honored with the Leadership Music Dale Franklin award along with music icons, Vince Gill and Randy Owen in Nashville (Oct. 17). Daniels is the recipient of awards from The Country Music Association, The Academy of Country Music, and The Gospel Music Association. He is a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, the Musicians Hall of Fame and has been honored with a star on the Music City Walk of Fame. Charlie Daniels continues to support Lipscomb University's Veteran Programs including the Scholarship for Heroes with an annual benefit concert at Lipscomb’s Allen Area. In March 2012, special guests, actor Gary Sinise, Chris Young, Darryl Worley, and The Grascals joined Daniels to salute our veterans.
About Aaron Lewis:
Aaron Lewis’s 2011 debut solo release, Town Line, shot to #1 on Billboard’s Country Album Chart. His first solo single, “Country Boy” was certified Gold, earning him multiple CMA, ACM and CMT Music Award nominations; the video has been streamed over 15 million times to date. Lewis has recently been on the road – for the first time as a solo artist with a backing band – premiering songs from his forthcoming album,The Road, scheduled for release November 13, 2012, on Blaster Records via Warner Music Nashville. As the frontman for the multi-Platinum selling band Staind, Lewis is the songwriting and voice behind the most-played rock song of the past decade, “It’s Been Awhile,” in addition to three #1 hits and eight Top Ten singles. Lewis’s new single, “Endless Summer,” is currently climbing the country music charts. For up-to-date information on Aaron Lewis, visit www.aaronlewismusic.com
About Sal Gonzales:
Shortly after completing boot camp at Camp Pendleton, Sal Gonzales found himself on the front lines in Iraq. As a gunner behind a .50 caliber machine gun, Sal’s job quickly became protecting the welfare of his squad. During his short time on the front lines Sal’s Humvee was hit seven times by roadside bombs. The seventh time was a direct hit and during the explosion, Sal suffered a wound that resulted in an amputation of his lower left leg. Equally as difficult, Sal lost his good friend and Lieutenant, Matt Lynch. Sal regained consciousness stateside at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. After a total of 12 months of recovery Sal received his medical discharge. Since that time, Sal has resided in Nashville while honing his singing chops, writing songs and assisting fellow veterans on their personal roads to recovery. “Heroes” is the first and only song that Sal currently plays about his experience as a Marine at war. Sal most recently completed a five song EP to share with fans and industry folks alike. He remains focused on his music and building a following that appreciates him not for his military service, but for the quality of his music and the message of his songs.
About The Palm
For more than eight decades The Palm Restaurant, the nation’s classic American steak house, has proudly served huge cuts of prime beef and jumbo Nova Scotia lobsters cooked to perfection with service and atmosphere like nowhere else. Known as the “place to see and be seen,” the famed walls of each Palm are adorned with the caricatures of celebrities, politicians and socialites who make up its impressive customer base. Through four generations, the two families who opened the original Palm in 1926 in 1926 on the East Side of Manhattan have maintained co-ownership of the restaurant company. The Palm currently has 27 restaurants in 25 cities across the United States and Mexico.
The Nashville Palm, which celebrates 12 years in Nashville this year, is located at 140 Fifth Avenue South at the Nashville Hilton Downtown, across the street from the Bridgestone Arena. Reservations are available by calling 615.742.7256. The restaurant serves lunch Monday – Friday and dinner seven days a week. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, and 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. for dinner Monday through Friday. Hours of operation on Saturday are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. For reservations, call 615-742-7256 or visit www.thepalm.com/nashville.
About Sentinels of Freedom
Our mission is to provide life-changing opportunities for men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have suffered severe injuries and need the support of grateful communities to realize their dreams. Since 9/11, for every American who has died in battle, dozens more have survived, thanks to cutting edge military medical care. That means, unlike any other time in history, many more severely wounded are coming home, faced with the challenges of putting their lives back together. Sentinels Of Freedom provides up to four years “life scholarships” to help vets become self- sufficient. Our vets are finding that once they’re released from the hospital, they face the everyday hardships of finding a home, continuing their education, or going to work to support their families. Every American faces the same difficulties, but in the vet’s case, the situation is made more difficult because of their sacrifice. Sentinels succeeds because whole communities come forward to help. Local businesses and individuals not only give money, but also time, goods and services, housing and transportation. It is a way to say, “Welcome Home.” Ask yourself if you have room in your community to assist just one severely wounded or injured veteran. For more information, visitwww.sentinelsoffreedom.org.
About Lipscomb University’s Yellow Ribbon program
In recognition of your selfless service since September 11, 2001, Lipscomb University is participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program at the highest level. That means free tuition for eligible military veterans and/or their families who wish to earn an undergraduate degree and the following master’s programs are offered tuition-free: accounting, business (evening MBA), counseling and psychology, education, exercise and nutrition science and theology or a graduate degree at greatly reduced tuition rate in conflict management, human resources, sustainable practice and the professional MBA. Lipscomb’s faculty, staff and administrators are committed to help you prepare for the next chapter of your life. For more information, visithttp://www.lipscomb.edu/campuslife/page/index/7121/.
Carrie Underwood, Charlie Daniels, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts,
Dierks Bentley, Troy Gentry, Craig Morgan, Tracy Lawrence among
others join forces to support TN Titans placekicker with Pro Bowl
BIRONAS GETS KICKS FROM FRIENDS’ VIDEO TRICKS
Nashville, Tenn. (December 17, 2011) -- Rob Bironas is astonished by the amount of support generated by his friends during the final hours of his NFL 2012 Pro-Bowl campaign. Thousands have already cast their vote to secure the Tennessee Titans placekicker a coveted spot on the starting lineup of the AFC’s special teams for the January 29th battle in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Less than 48 hours remain for the official NFL
Pro-Bowl balloting, which will conclude midnight
Rob’s friends and fans are passionate about sending him off to Honolulu next month. So many have sent in viral video support that he has created two separate video vignettes for his official website,www.robbironas.com.
“I am overwhelmed by the support of so many good friends I've met while playing for the Tennessee Titans,” said Bironas. “Who would have thought something as simple as a video would create such a buzz?! Thanks for your support.”
In the first episode, Joe Don Rooney (of Rascal Flatts),Dierks Bentley, Chad Warrix, Storme Warren (SiriusXM’s ‘The Highway’ / GAC’s ‘Headline Country’), Troy Gentry (of Montgomery Gentry), Craig Morgan, Phil Vassar, Lee Roy (of The Roys), Charlie Daniels and Kid Rock pay tribute.
Round two, scheduled to premiere today, features fun bits from Carrie Underwood, ALL the Flatts gang, including Jay DeMarcus and Gary LeVox (and Joe Don Rooney), Chad Warrix (an encore performance), Tracy Lawrence, Nashville Predators’ right wing dangler Jordin Tootoo, TN Titan quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, Eric Church, Keith Anderson and Colt Ford.
To cast YOUR vote for Rob and other favorite Pro-Bowl nominees, visit the Official 2012 NFL Pro Bowl ballot page atwww.nfl.com/probowl iPhone and Android users can visit the MOBILE ballot at www.nfl.com/m/probowl/ballot
About Rob Bironas:
PRO STATS: A powerful right-footed kicker in his seventh NFL season, Rob Bironas has earned the right to be named among the best players at his position. Statistically one of the top 10 kickers in NFL history, he made 85.6 percent of his field goals in the first six years of his career and became one of the top two scorers in club history. Prior to winning a roster spot with the Titans in 2005, Bironas spent time in training camp with the Green Bay Packers in 2002, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003 and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004. Meanwhile, he spent two seasons in the Arena Football League and one season in Af2. In 2003, he made 12 of 27 field goal attempts for the Af2’s Charleston Swamp Foxes. In 2004, he played for the Carolina Cobras and converted 17 of 40 field goal attempts and 70 of 89 PATs. In the spring of 2005, he connected on seven of 16 field goal attempts and 99 of 117 extra point attempts for the AFL’s New York Dragons.
For more information, visit www.robbironas.com
Rob is an avid philanthropist and advocate for children’s charities and music education.
Please help him by lending support to the following organizations:
The Rob Bironas Fund - http://robbironas.com/bironas-fund/
Christmas 4 Kids - http://christmas4kids.org/
Make-A-Wish Foundation - http://www.wish.org/
NAMM’s Wanna Play Music - http://www.wannaplaymusic.com/
Nashville Symphony - http://www.nashvillesymphony.org/
NFL Play60 - http://www.nflrush.com/play60
Follow: @robbironas | www.twitter.com/robbironas
Team Info: www.titansonline.com
Nashville, TN – For the 10th Anniversary of the Charlie
Daniels Band & Friends Concert to benefit Christmas 4 Kids (a
division of Christmas For Kids, Inc.), Grand Ole Opry member and
country music legend Charlie Daniels has announced that Phil
Vassar and Sawyer Brown will join him on Monday, November 21,
2011 at the Ryman Auditorium.
Christmas 4 Kids is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for over 25 years providing many children, each year, with their very own shopping spree. The funds generated by the concert, and the Tour Bus Show/Artist Meet and Greet event, are used to give over 400 children from 29 different schools, a day-long shopping excursion. The special day consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer's luxury tour bus, lunch, and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus at College Heights Baptist Church. To wrap up the day, the tour buses journey to the Hendersonville, Tennessee Walmart, where the kids receive a brand new winter coat, and $150.00 to spend on anything they want!
Tickets for the concert are available through Christmas 4 Kids online at www.Christmas4kids.org, beginning September 15, 2011.
Tier One tickets: $60.00, Tier Two tickets: $32.50 - available September 15, 2011
Any remaining reserved seating, Tier Two $32.50 only - available through Ticketmaster beginning October 21, 2011
This concert is sponsored in part by 95.5 WSM FM, Bob Parks Realty (Sumner County office), and coach manufacturer, Prevost Car, Inc.
Charlie Daniels & Friends Charity Concert
Featuring The Charlie Daniels Band, Phil Vassar, & Sawyer Brown
A benefit for Christmas 4 Kids
Monday, November 21st / 7:00 PM / Ryman Auditorium / Nashville, TN