George Jones Funeral to be Nationally Televised From Nashville [VIDEO]
Details are now coming in for George Jones’ funeral on Thursday, May 2 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee. The funeral is expected to start at 10 am (Central) and will be open to the public. Doors will open at 9 a.m. with the service now being broadcast on national television.
According to Jones publicist Kirt Webster. “Nancy is overwhelmed by the love and support of not only George’s fans, but also the music community, public figures and friends.”
The service will include music from Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill w/ Patty Loveless, Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap, Kid Rock, The Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, and Wynonna. Former First Lady Laura Bush, Kenny Chesney, Grand Ole Opry VP&GM Pete Fisher, Governor Bill Haslam, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Barbara Mandrell, and CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer will all make special remarks.
Fans not able to attend can write a special message about George Jones in his guestbook and watch his memorial video and see the family photo gallery.
This weekend’s Grand Ole Opry shows will be dedicated to the Great George Jones.