Farewell Tour

George Jones and his band perform at Emens Auditorium, March 16, 2013 on the campus of Ball State University. The concert was part of George Jones' farewell tour. He was scheduled to play a final concert Nov. 22 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

George Jones and his band perform at Emens Auditorium, March 16, 2013 on the campus of Ball State University. The concert was part of George Jones’ farewell tour. He was scheduled to play a final concert Nov. 22 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

I grew up mostly on country music. Growing up was Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Brooks and Dunn. George Jones was one of the greats of country music. An article by Brian Mansfield for USA Today says “Hank Williams may have set country music’s mythology and Johnny Cash its attitude, but Jones gave the genre its ultimate voice.” I can’t help but appreciate what he gave to my favorite genre of music. I recently shot George Jones on his farewell tour. He played at Ball State on March 16 and I was quick to volunteer to shoot the show.

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