Thursday was a somber day for Country Music. The memorial service of the legendary George Jones was held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. It was open to the public and streamed online at Opry.com so that fans everywhere could participate in honoring the incomparable and iconic singer, who passed away April 26, at age 81. Artists, family and friends of The Possum gathered to honor his life and musical legacy with moving tributes. Guest speakers included former First Lady Laura Bush, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Kenny Chesney, CBS News journalist Bob Schieffer, and Grand Ole Opry General Manager Pete Fisher. Country and rock legends were on hand to pay tribute to Jones. Among the performers were CMA Award winners Tanya Tucker, Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis, the Oak Ridge Boys, Ronnie Milsap, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd, Patty Loveless, Alan Jackson, plus Kid Rock, a two-time CMA Award nominee and good friend of Jones. Celebrated with extensive media coverage, Jones’ memorial was a truly genuine affair honoring the man who defined Country Music over the past five decades.
To read more about yesterday’s event click on the images below.
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