The slide guitar gives country music its distinctive twang, just as the slide whistle indicates when the singer walks off the edge of the stage. Laugh at tear-jerking cartoonery with this GrouponLive deal to see George Jones at the Johnny Mercer Theatre in the Savannah Civic Center. For $23, you get one ticket for reserved-orchestra seating in rows J–GG or balcony seating in sections 2–4 on Friday, August 17, at 8 p.m. (up to a $46.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Legendary country crooner George Jones cracks open a frothing keg of No. 1 hits and heartbreakers as his rare tour chugs through the Johnny Mercer Theatre. A Country Music Hall of Famer and recipient of the National Medal of Arts, George Jones charted the blueprint of modern country music with his distinctive voice, brutally honest lyrics, and cast-iron liver. From rockabilly stompers such as "White Lightning" to 10-hankie saline spigots such as "He Stopped Loving Her Today," his unflinchingly confessional classics will strike a chord with generations of fans during a high-energy performance that forever shuts the door on his "No Show" days. Also known as "The Possum" for his facial features and immunity to rabies, Jones continues to out-moonshine modern country whippersnappers, even at the tender age of 80.