Harry Connick Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill & More Celebrate George Jones 50 Years Of Hits Sun, Jun 9 On AXS TV

HARRY CONNICK JR., KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, AARON NEVILLE, ALAN JACKSON, KENNY CHESNEY, VINCE GILL, EMMYLOU HARRIS, MARTINA MCBRIDE, WYNONNA, TANYA TUCKER AND MORE CELEBRATE GEORGE JONES 50 YEARS OF HITS AIRING SUNDAY, JUNE 9 ON AXS TV

 

‘George Jones: The Grand Tour Celebrating His Ultimate No Show’ Coming Soon!

George Jones, the definitive country singer of the last half-century, was a member of The Country Music Hall of Fame and The Grand Ole Opry, received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor and was the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award. Now on Sunday, June 9, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Harry Connick, Jr., Joe Diffie, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Emmylou Harris, Alan Jackson, Sammy Kershaw, Uncle Kracker, Kris Kristofferson, Shelby Lynne, Martina McBride, Lorrie Morgan, Aaron Neville, Connie Smith, Trick Pony, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker and Wynonna will celebrate George’s 50 Years Of Hits in an all-star celebration airing on AXS TV at 9pm ET and 12am ET.

Jones’ career never left the top of the country charts having recorded more than 100 albums during his career and more than 150 of those songs were hits, including 60 Top 10 singles. His songs including “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Tennessee Whiskey,” Still Doin’ Time,” “A Good Year For The Roses,” “She Thinks I Still Care,” and so many others are covers every bar band performs on a nightly basis.

Jones was often referred to as The Possum, for his facial features and the shape of his nose, or No Show Jones, for his sudden disappearing act before a show. However, when Jones finally did take the stage he was a hardcore honky tonker that sang songs about heartbreak and hard drinking times that echoed his own turbulent life. By most accounts, George Jones was the finest vocalist in the recorded history of country music.

 

CBS CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLASSIC, AWARD-WINNING COMEDY PROGRAM “THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW” WITH A NEW STAR-STUDDED TWO-HOUR SPECIAL

CBS CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLASSIC, AWARD-WINNING COMEDY PROGRAM “THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW”
WITH A NEW STAR-STUDDED TWO-HOUR SPECIAL“The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special” to Air Sunday, Dec. 3
 
Carol Burnett, Original Cast Members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, Costume Designer Bob Mackie,  along with Celebrities Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and More Will Commemorate the Groundbreaking Show

The Carol Burnett Show, featuring from left: Vicki Lawrence (as Mama Harper) Carol Burnett (as Eunice Higgins), Tim Conway (as Mickey Hart). Image dated December 2, 1977. Copyright ©1977 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Credit: CBS Photo Archive. File: 56185_R5_F27

 

 CBS will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carol Burnett’s classic, award-winning comedy series with THE CAROL BURNETT 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, a new two-hour star-studded event featuring Burnett, original cast members and special guests, on Sunday, Dec. 3 (8:00 – 10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

Filming on Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, the show’s original soundstage, Burnett, will reminisce about her favorite sketches, Q&As with the studio audience, guest stars, her memorable wardrobe and show bloopers, as well as the tremendous effect the show continues to have on television today as a true pioneer of sketch comedy.

“I can’t believe how fast the time went, and what makes me the happiest is that so much of the funny stuff we did still holds up today and we can share it with generations to come,” said Carol Burnett. “What a great ride!”

“‘The Carol Burnett Show’ was a comedy showcase that was years ahead of its time.  If social media existed then, clips from the broadcast would have quickly gone viral,” said Leslie Moonves, Chairman & CEO, CBS Corporation. “We are very proud of the show’s significant place in CBS’s legacy as well as in television history, and we look forward to this primetime celebration of incredible talent, led by the incomparable Carol Burnett.”

The special will also feature original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, costume designer Bob Mackie, as well as other comedians, comic actors and friends, including Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, among others, who will join Burnett to discuss how the revolutionary series paved the way for them and impacted their careers.

“The Carol Burnett Show” premiered on Sept. 11, 1967 and starred Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and Tim Conway. Airing for 11 seasons and a total of 276 episodes, the show earned a total of 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Variety-Music/Comedy Series. In addition, the show earned eight Golden Globe Awards, including one for Best Television Show – Comedy or Musical, and Burnett received four for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical.

THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW Clockwise from top: Vicki Lawrence, Tim Conway, Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman Photo: CBS©1975 CBS Worldwide Inc. All Right Reserved. Neg code:

THE CAROL BURNETT 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL will be produced for television by dick clark productions. Carol Burnett, Steve Sauer, Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Paul Miller and Leslie Kolins Small are executive producers. Paul Miller directs.

RATING: To Be Announced

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THE VENETIAN® LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES GEORGIAS DURING RUN OF ‘GEORGIA ON MY MIND: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES’

GEORGIA ON MY MIND

THE VENETIAN® LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES GEORGIAS DURING RUN OF ‘GEORGIA ON MY MIND: CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES’

Named Georgia? The Venetian has you on their mind!
That’s your ticket to see the newest Vegas show!

 

 It seems that these days – everybody has Georgia on their minds.  In fact, those lucky enough to be named “Georgia” have a treat waiting for them at The Venetian® Las Vegas box office.

 

Throughout the run of GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles, opening today, The Venetian Las Vegas is offering anyone named Georgia one complimentary ticket to see the show.*

 

The name “Georgia” has a Greek origin, and means tiller of the soil, or farmer.  It peaked in popularity in the 1880s, but has seen a revival of late, with several celebrities naming their daughters “Georgia,” including:

  • Harrison Ford (born in 1990)
  • Mick Jagger (born in 1992)
  • Harry Connick Jr (born in 1996)
  • Felicity Huffman and William Macy (born in 2002)
  • Zac Brown (born in 2009)
  • Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart (born in 2011)
  • Kenan Thompson (born in 2014)

 

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles will feature a host of esteemed stars:

  • Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes
  • 10-time Grammy award-winning vocal group TAKE 6
  • 6-time Grammy nominee and DownBeat Vocalist of the Year Nnenna Freelon
  • Stella Gospel Award and Grammy award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum.

 

The show also introduces the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor, David Loeb.

 

This dynamic ensemble of all-star performers will celebrate the genius of American music, Mr. Ray Charles, through GEORGIA ON MY MIND, in The Venetian Theatre Sept. 18 through Oct. 29, 2014.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at www.venetian.com. For more information on GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles and the musical performers, please visit http://bit.ly/VenetianGOMM.