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.

 

Krewe of Orpheus Announces Orpheuscapade Music Headliner

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CHEAP TRICK HEADLINES 2014 ORPHEUSCAPADE

Krewe of Orpheus will also feature Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The Party Crashers

 The 2014 Krewe of Orpheus signature black tie event, Orpheuscapade expects record crowds. With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum recording awards classic American rockers, Cheap Trick will headline the night’s festivities. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The Party Crashers, both Orpheuscapade crowd favorites, will also return.

“This group of diverse entertainers offers something for everyone,” said Krewe Captain Sonny Borey, “plus, we are confident these high-energy bands will electrify the Convention Center on Lundi Gras.”

Borey also noted there are more exciting announcements coming soon when the Krewe releases the names of their celebrity monarchs on Monday, December 23, 2013.

The Orpheuscapade will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on the eve of Mardi Gras, Monday, March 3, 2014. Ticket information: 504-822-7200 or www.kreweoforpheus.com.

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Photo Credit: Junko Kambara

About Krewe of Orpheus
Founded in 1993 by Captain Sonny Borey and Harry Connick, Jr., Krewe of Orpheus derives its name from the mortal Orpheus, son of the god Apollo and the muse Calliope. One of the city’s “super krewes”, Orpheus is consciously nonexclusive and New Orleans most diverse krewe boasting 1,200 members from all walks of life. The parade rolls on Lundi Gras and culminates with the Orpheuscapade, a black-tie party that draws thousands of revelers to welcome the floats through the convention center as they are entertained by world-renowned musicians. Website: www.KreweOfOrpheus.com.