The marathon trek kicks off October 30th at the Little Nashville Opry, with about 50 stops at arenas, theatres, auditoriums and casinos in the States and Canada and wraps at a venue to be announced in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The road trip coincides with the release of a two-disc set, George Jones: 50 Years of Hits, scheduled to drop November 9th.

In addition, PBS will broadcast “George Jones: 50 Years of Hits”on Thanksgiving night to recognize the Possum’s unparalled career.

The all-star fete, recorded over two days in September at Nashville’s Acuff Theatre, includes performances by Kris Kristofferson, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Emmylou Harris, Uncle Kracker, and Harry Connick Jr., among the many.

During the years, the Grammy Award winner has survived events that would have caused others to crumble: a life-threatening SUV accident in 1999, several marriages – one to the equally renowned Tammy Wynette – and publicized bouts with alcoholism and drug abuse.

But the tough-as-nails Jones has come through it for the better and has numerous accolades to prove it, including his induction into the Country Music Association Hall of Fame in 1992 and the 2002 National Medal of Arts.