George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic 'He Stopped Loving Her Today,' has died. He was 81. Known for his clenched, precise baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s. In a career that lasted more than 50 years, 'Possum' recorded more than 150 albums. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- George Jones will play his final concert on a Nashville stage next year.
The Country Music Hall of Famer will perform at Bridgestone Arena on November 22, 2013 as part of his 2013 farewell tour, dubbed "The Grand Tour." Jones, 81, announced the tour earlier this year, after being briefly hospitalized for an upper respiratory infection and canceling several concerts.
"It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come," Jones said in the tour's press release.
Tanya Tucker is the first special guest confirmed to perform at the concert. A press release says additional special guests will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the Nashville concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.