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VBC to give out full refunds after Jones’ death

Published 12:50pm Friday, April 26, 2013

By Aldo Amato

Staff Reporter

HUNTSVILLE — The Von Braun Center in Huntsville will refund all ticket holders after the untimely passing of country music legend George Jones on April 26.

A statement from the center said the concert, originally scheduled for April 27, was cancelled.

“For ticket buyers who purchased tickets to the George Jones concert originally scheduled for April 27 (and rescheduled for July 12) at Von Braun Center – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, please return to your point of purchase with your tickets for a full refund,” the statement read. “If tickets were purchased online or by phone through TicketMaster, the full purchase price will be refunded to the card used for the purchase”

Jones, 81, died on April 26 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The country music legend had been hospitalized since April 18 according to multiple reports leading to his rescheduling of future appearances.

Jones was born in Saratoga, TX in 1931. He began his career in country music in his early twenties and was married to fellow country superstar Tammy Wynette. The marriage ended after documented troubles with alcoholism and domestic violence.

Known for his fast and loose lifestyle, Jones is referred to often as one of the original “bad boys” of country music. In one instance, Jones documented driving on a lawn mower to the local liquor store because his wife hid the keys. He would later parody that incident in his own songs.

Some of Jones’ most famous hits include “White Lightning”,”Tender Years”,  “She Thinks I Still Care” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” The singer also won multiple Billboard, CMA and Grammy awards before his passing and was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2008.

For additional information on ticket refunds, call the Von Braun Center at 256-533-1953 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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