NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Country legend George Jones has announced his final tour.
The man known as the "Greatest Living Country Singer" will mark the end of an era with his farewell tour called "The Grand Tour". The tour will hit 60 cities across the United States beginning in 2013.
"It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come," he said.
After more than 50 years of touring, Jones says it's time to slow down and spend more time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Jones does however plan to record a new album with Dolly Parton in the near future.
At 81, Jones is widely considered the greatest living country singer and his contributions to the genre such as "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and "White Lightning" remain standards. He's back on the road this year after postponing or canceling some dates due to an upper respiratory infection that led to a pair of hospital stays.