The iconic George Jones was laid to rest in Nashville Thursday (May 2), but he will not be forgotten. In the week following his death, Jones' album sales have increased a whopping 1000 %, which is a sweet tribute to the singer's phenomenal influence on country music.
George Jones was laid to rest on Thursday (May 2). After a nearly three-hour-long celebration of his life at the Grand Ole Opry, the country legend was buried during a service at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville. It was an emotional day, but not one without a few smiles -- and even bursts of laughter -- as friends, family and fans shared memories of the Possum.
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.
The iconic country music singer George Jones will be laid to rest on Thursday, May 2 in Nashville. Jones' funeral will take place at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. a fitting place to say farewell to a country music legend who has been a member there since 1956. There has been so much outpouring support from the fans that the funeral service is now being opened to the public.
George Jones was a true legend, not just in Country Music, but a legend to musicians of every genre. George also knew the music industry as a whole was changing, and in this song he asks a question, I am not sure there is an answer for.
Country music has lost one of its all-time-greatest icons, as legendary singer George Jones died Friday (April 26) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was hospitalized on April 18 with a fever and irregular blood pressure.
The legendary George Jones has been admitted to a Nashville hospital after a routine checkup revealed a slight fever and irregular blood pressure. A statement from the singer's publicist says he is being kept for observation, and weekend shows scheduled for Atlanta, Ga. and Salem, Va. have been postponed.
George Jones, often referred to as the "the greatest living country singer," will mark the end of an era with 2013's farewell tour titled "The Grand Tour." The tour is expected to make around 44 stops this year. And the mega- stars continue to line up for George's final concert date on Nov. 22 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
George Strait is not the only one doing a farewell concert this year. George Jones will end his 58-year career as one of country music's legendary icons with a final performance on Nov. 22 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Randy Travis, Jamey Johnson, the Charlie Daniels Band and Lorrie Morgan will share the stage with the possum for what's sure to be a historic event.
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