Tickets on sale Sept. 17 for George Jones concert at Coronado
From press release
Country legend George Jones will perform at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 5. Tickets—priced at $38 and $48 (additional fees may apply)—go on sale at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 17, and are available at the Coronado box office, coronadopac.org or charge by phone at (815) 968-0595. The Coronado is at 314 N. Main St. in downtown Rockford. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Through ever-changing musical trends, George Jones has continued to make his brand of country music, producing hits in every decade of the second half of the 20th century. Considered “the greatest living country singer” by fans, critics and colleagues, he has had more than 164 hits, more than any other artist in any format in the history of popular music.
Jones, a Saratoga, Texas, native, had his first No. 1 record with “White Lightning” in 1959. Future No. 1’s include “Tender Years” and “She Thinks I Still Care,” which led to CMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards in 1962 and again in 1963. Jones hit No. 1 again in 1967 with “Walk through This World with Me,” and in the ’70s with “The Grand Tour,” ‘The Door,” “We’re Gonna Hold On” (with then wife and country star Tammy Wynette), and, coinciding with their 1976 divorce, “Golden Ring” and “Near You.”
Jones kicked off the 1980s with one of the all-time great country records, “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” which won him a Grammy and Single of the Year honors from the CMA in 1980 and again in 1981.
In 1992, the CMA recognized Jones’ monumental career with his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1996, Jones told his life story in the book I Lived To Tell It All, which was a No. 6 Best Seller on The New York Times list.
Jones’ 1999 gold-selling “Cold Hard Truth” earned him the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocalist. He received the 2002 Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush at a White House ceremony, and in 2008 he received a Kennedy Center Honor. “The Possum” continues to headline more than 100 concerts a year.
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