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UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE CELEBRATES THE LAUNCH OF THE JOHNNY CASH LIMITED-EDITION FOREVER® STAMP JUNE 5

Source: Webster PR

JOHN CARTER CASH, CARLENE CARTER, LARRY GATLIN, JAMEY JOHNSON, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, THE ROYS, MARTY STUART, RANDY TRAVIS AND MORE SET TO HONOR THE LEGACY OF JOHNNY CASH AT A FIRST-DAY-OF-ISSUANCE CEREMONY

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE CELEBRATES THE LAUNCH OF THE JOHNNY CASH LIMITED-EDITION FOREVER® STAMP JUNE 5

PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND THIS FREE EVENT AT RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE JUNE 5 AT 10:30 A.M. CDT; DOORS OPEN AT 9 A.M. CDT

JohnnyCash-Forever-single-BGv1NASHVILLE, TN (May 30, 2013) — The United States Postal Service, John Carter Cash and other members of the Cash family celebrate the legacy of the Man in Black with the release of a limited-edition Johnny Cash Forever stampJune 5, 2013 at Ryman Auditorium (116 Fifth Avenue, Nashville) at 10:30 a.m. CDT. Doors open for stamp sales at 9 a.m. and the event is free and open to the public.
Artists set to appear, perform or speak at the first-day-of-issuance ceremony include John Carter Cash, Carlene Carter, Larry Gatlin, Jamey Johnson, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Roys, Marty Stuart and Randy Travis among others.  650AM WSM personality Bill Cody will serve as emcee of the event.

“It is an amazing blessing that my father Johnny Cash be honored with the issue of this stamp. Dad was a hard-working man, a man of dignity. As much as anything else, he was a proud American, always supporting his family, fans and country. I can think of no better way to pay due respect to his legacy than through the release of this stamp,” said John Carter Cash.

“My family is thrilled that my father will grace a United States ‘Forever’ stamp, a great honor for any American, and an honor that would have particularly delighted him. It is a joy to know that generations will use this stamp, and my father will forever be where he loved to be: traveling the world,” added Rosanne Cash.

About the Limited-Edition Johnny Cash Forever Stamp
Designed by art director Greg Breeding, the Johnny Cash stamp features a photograph captured by Frank Bez during the photo session for Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash (1963).  The stamp is part of the U.S. Postal Service’sMusic Icon series, which also includes stamps honoring Lydia Mendoza (available now)  and Ray Charles (to be released in September).

The stamps will be available for purchase at the Ryman Auditorium June 5 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the CMA Festival Fan Fair X at LP Field June 6-9, local Post Offices and online at usps.com/stamps.

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LORIANNE CROOK & CHARLIE CHASE, RALPH EMERY, BILL CODY, LARRY BLACK, RICK MARINO & LISA MANNING, BILL MACK, AND KEITH BILBREY SET FOR EMCEE DUTIES IN CELEBRATION OF GEORGE JONES’ FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERT NOVEMBER 22, 2013, AT BRIDGESTONE ARENA

LORIANNE CROOK & CHARLIE CHASE, RALPH EMERY, BILL CODY, LARRY BLACK, RICK MARINO & LISA MANNING, BILL MACK, AND KEITH BILBREY SET FOR EMCEE DUTIES IN CELEBRATION OF GEORGE JONES’ FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERT NOVEMBER 22, 2013, AT BRIDGESTONE ARENA

BARBARA MANDRELL TO MAKE RARE APPEARANCE AT CELEBRATION

650AM WSM & 95.5 WSM NAMED ‘OFFICIAL’ STATIONS OF GEORGE JONES FINAL NASHVILLE CONCERT

Nashville, TN (March 15, 2013) – The George Jones final Nashville concert, to be held on Friday, November 22, 2013, at the Bridgestone Arena, continues to boast a roster of ‘who’s who’ that will be in attendance.  Radio and television personalities Lorianne Crook & Charlie Chase, Ralph Emery, Bill Cody, Larry Black, Rick Marino & Lisa Manning, Bill Mack, and Keith Bilbrey are all set to take part in the evening ceremonies.

“Throughout my career I have made lots of friends,” says Jones.  “I would not have had a career that lasted 50 years without all of these great radio personalities.  They always were so good to me and always made me feel like I was somebody whether I had a song on the radio or not.  I am forever grateful to them.”

In addition, country legend Barbara Mandrell will make a rare appearance to celebrate George Jones’ career. “I love Barbara!  She asked me to sing on her song “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool” in 1981 and that song soon became a #1 record for us.  I was honored to be part of her Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony a few years ago, as she is just one of the greatest singers of all time,” adds Jones.   “She is not just a good singer, but she is my good friend.  I am so happy that Barbara is coming to the Nashville show.”

Although still 8 months away, the sure-to-be unforgettable show is already gearing up to be a star-studded event with some historical moments and lots of surprises.   More artists will continue to be announced.

George Jones, often referred to as the “the greatest living country singer” will mark the end of an era with 2013’s farewell tour titled “The Grand Tour”. The tour is expected to make approximately 60 stops this year. “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair”, “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”, “White Lightning” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” will surely be part of each night’s set list, along with plenty of guests and surprises.

George Jones on Tour
03/15 – Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theater
03/16 – Muncie, IN – Emens Auditorium
03/22 – Chattanooga, TN – Memorial Auditorium
03/23 – Evansville, IN – The Centre
04/06 – Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Coliseum
04/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theater
04/20 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center
04/27 – Huntsville, AL – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
05/17 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
05/18 – Spartanburg, SC – Memorial Auditorium
06/01 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theater
06/02 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theater
06/14 – Midland, TX  – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
06/15 – Albuquerque, NM – Route 66 Casino
06/28 – Rome, GA – The Forum
06/29 – Columbus, GA – Civic Center
07/26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Palace Theater
07/27 – Cherokee, NC – Harrah’s Casino
08/02 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State Fair
08/03 – Watertown, NY – Watertown Fairgrounds Arena
08/22 – Penn Forest Township, PA – Penns Peak
08/23 – Myrtle Beach, SC – Alabama Theater
09/13 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino
09/14 – Marksville, LA – Paragon Casino
09/27 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino
09/28 – Milwaukee, WI – Potawatomi Casino
10/11 – Branson, MO – The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
10/25 – Mt. Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino
10/26 – Bowling Green, KY – SKY Performing Arts Center
11/09 – Grant, OK – Choctaw Event Center
11/10 – Branson, MO – The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
11/22 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

About George Jones
George Jones is the #2 best-charting country artist of all time, with a staggering list of hit singles since the ‘50s.  The Beaumont, Texas, native also has 143 Top 40 hits to his name, has received two Grammy Awards, was a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor recipient, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member, was presented with a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 and holds a National Medal of Arts.  At 81, Jones continues to be an active country music superstar who has influenced so many of today’s hottest country artists.

For more information on George Jones, please visit www.georgejones.com

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