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George Jones All-Star Tribute Among Must-See Shows Hitting Nashville This Fall

The cascade of stars keeps growing as Nashville prepares a final tribute to country music legend George Jones. If you are one of the fortunate ticketholders for the sold out Nov. 22, 2013 concert at the Bridgestone Arena, you are in for quite a treat.George Jones

Originally planned as his final concert on his farewell tour to retirement, Playing Possum! The Final NO Show is now the ultimate tribute to George Jones.  Acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest vocalists in the history of country music, Jones died in April at age 81 before completing his final tour. While infamous for his addictions and missed concert dates, the musician, singer and songwriter is known for his distinctive voice, over 150 hits and dozens of awards.

If you’re curious about the star-studded A-list bringing their talent to honor Jones in one last tribute, they include Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Big & Rich, Loretta Lynn, Lee Ann Womack, Craig Morgan, Thompson Square, Ronnie Milsap, Bill Anderson, Megadeth, Kid Rock, George Strait, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Dierks Bentley, Reba McEntire, Alabama, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson and others.

Fall is a great time to catch an awesome lineup of concerts at Nashville’s major venues, so pull out your calendar and make your selections before performances are sold out. Tickets are going fast.


October 16 – The Eagles

Eagles DesperadoReading the list of their greatest hits, I had an instant flashback to my college days. A dozen sleeping bags pulled up around a campfire, Eagles lyrics pulsing from a car stereo, One of These Nights warming the chill night air. In the wake of 120 million albums sold worldwide, five #1 U.S. singles and six Grammys, The Eagles have not lost their edge.

October 18 – Luke Bryan

Discovering he drove the pace car for the Michigan 400 adds a new appreciation for his hit, ‘Country Man,’ and the lyrics, Girl better move quick, I’m in high demand, hey baby, I’m a country man. Bryan has been nominated for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year at this year’s CMA Awards.

November 6 – CMA Awards

Tim McGraw CMA winnerCountry Music’s top night of the year brings together the biggest names in country music and will again be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Nominees and current and former Entertainers of the Year, including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, are all scheduled to perform. You’ll need to hurry for tickets to Nashville’s CMA festival.

Nov 15 – Justin Timberlake

Justin TimberlakeThe versatile actor, businessman and singer/songwriter Justin Timberlake, winner of six Grammy and four Emmy Awards, kicks off his 20/20 Experience World Tour on Oct. 31. At the Bridgestone concert on Nov. 15, you will be treated to an electrifying performance of songs from Timberlake’s new epic two-part album, The 20/20 Experience.



Oct 17, 24 – Opry Country Classics

RymanThe Mother Church of Country Music is an experience like no other. The history you can feel in the pew seats is almost sacred. Opry Country Classics is a celebration of all the songs that gave Music City its name.  You will enjoy the timeless favorites along with their stories.


Oct 21 – Patty Griffin

The versatile folksinger and songwriter Patty Griffin brings a wistful touch to her songs with a voice that has been described as a vocal rollercoaster that swoops, soars, floats, pierces and soothes.


Oct 15 – GMA Dove Awards

GMA Dove AwardsThe 44th annual Dove Awards are the Gospel & Christian music world’s biggest night, hosted by Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin.  The hot collection of 16 performers includes For King & Country, Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, Toby Mac, Rhett Walker Band, Capitol Kings and the Gaither Vocal Band.



Oct 15 – Beach Boys

Beach BoysWouldn’t it Be Nice to enjoy their Good Vibrations and relive the fresh sound of dreams that captured our hearts in the Sixties. The Beach Boys will play all your favorites for a night of fun at the Schermerhorn.

Oct 18 – Chris Botti

World renowned jazz trumpeter and composer, American-born Chris Botti will bring his magnetic presence and blend of jazz improvisation and classic tunes to the stage. He won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2013 and is not to be missed on his one-night performance.


Nov 10 – Engelbert Humperdinck

Engelbert HumperdinckThe haunting, dusky voice of Engelbert Humperdink has thrilled romantic hearts around the world for decades. The younger generation is beginning to discover why this magnificent musician has such a following. It’s almost impossible to hear him without experiencing chills.

What concert are you most pumped to see this fall? 

Hi! I’m Dayle Fergusson. As a transplanted Aussie living in Middle Tennessee since 1986, I have been a freelance travel...Read on

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