Garth Brooks to join George Jones' farewell show
BY JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
2/27/13 at 3:02 AM
Tulsa-born Owasso resident and country music star Garth Brooks announced this week that he's joining the lineup for George Jones' final concert, Nov. 22 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
Also on the bill are The Oak Ridge Boys, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Kid Rock, Shelby Lynne, Sam Moore, Lorrie Morgan, Josh Turner and Gene Watson. More players will be announced soon, organizers said.
"Being joined by so many incredible singers while doing what I love will be truly heartwarming," Jones said in a media statement.
"It's shaping up to be more than I expected or could have ever imagined."
Tickets start at $22.20, plus fees, available at Ticketmaster outlets and online at tulsaworld.com/ticketmaster
His final tour will make approximately 44 stops this year. His hits, "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair," "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes," "White Lightning" and "He Stopped Loving Her Today" will be part of each night's set list, along with plenty of guests and surprises, his publicist confirmed.
Jones is the No. 2 best-charting country artist of all time. He has 143 Top 40 hit singles to his credit.
For more information, visit tulsaworld.com/georgejones
Chenoweth named cruise ship's godmother
Emmy- and Tony award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth adds another title to her long list of accomplishments: godmother.
She will christen and represent Royal Caribbean International's new cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, expected to debut in 2014.
"I am so excited to be named godmother of Royal Caribbean International's newest ship, Quantum of the Seas. I have been lucky to play many roles and I am looking forward to this one," she said in a media release.
An honor generally reserved for heads of state, politicians and celebrities, godmothers not only break a bottle to christen a ship, but also serve as guiding spirits to its guests and crew, the company said in a press release.
Richard D. Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., said of the Broken Arrow native: "Kristin's effortless grace and dynamic performances align perfectly with our newest class of ships and we could not be more honored to (be) ... working with such a remarkable and versatile woman."
Royal Caribbean was the first cruise line to introduce fully-licensed Broadway productions onboard its ships and now features "Saturday Night Fever," "Hairspray" and "Chicago: The Musical."
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Oklahoma native Garth Brooks will be one of many country music stars to bid farewell to George Jones during his farewell concert on Nov. 22 in Nashville. Associated Press file