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Over 12,000 fans will enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience, as music greats from multiple genres will take the stage to bid farewell to one of the greatest living country singers of all-time. The Nov. 22 show at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena will host the cream of the crop in country musical guests, including Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Charlie Daniels, Montgomery Gentry, Lorrie Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker and Josh Turner.
"I am overwhelmed with emotion that the fans have already sold out this show," says George Jones.
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 44 stops this year.
The Beaumont, Texas native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name. Jones is the #2 best-charting country artist of all time.
More talent is to be announced on Thursday morning.
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Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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