When it comes to country music, George Jones was The Voice. Other great singers have come and gone, but this fact remained inviolate until Jones passed away Friday at 81 in a Nashville hospital after a year of ill health.
Chris Talbott and Hillel Italie
, April 26, 2013
George Jones needs more time to recover from a recent upper respiratory infection. The 80-year-old country music singer is postponing his upcoming shows on April 20 and 21 in Minnesota and South Dakota.
Eli Young Band
- Thursday at Dakota Magic: The Eli Young Band will play at Dakota Magic Casino, Hankinson, N.D., on June 25. Recently nominated for the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Eli Young Band has a song on the charts with “Always the Love Songs.” Dakota Magic Casino is located just off Interstate 29 on the North Dakota/South Dakota border. Tickets/info: (800) 325-6825, ext 488.
Country singing star and actress LeAnn Rimes and country music legend George Jones will be among the upcoming acts at Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minn. Rimes is scheduled to perform there June 11 and Jones on June 25.
Bush critic Barbara Streisand exchanges kiss on cheeks with the president Other honorees as guests were actor Morgan Freeman, country singer George Jones, dancer/choreographer Twyla Tharp and The Who's Roger Daltrey and Peter Townshend.
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