George Jones Funeral Open To The Public May 2nd and To Be Broadcast on Multiple Stations.
Country legend George Jones passed away last week, Friday, April 26th, and his funeral arrangements have officially been announced. The funeral, which will be open to the public, will take place at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN on Thursday, May 2nd. The services will begin at 10:00am (central), but the doors will open at 9:00am.
For the many fans of Jones who cannot attend, television networks CMT, GAC, RFD, FamilyNet (national) and WKRN 2, WSMV 4, WTVF 5, WZTV 17 (local) will be broadcasting the service live. Via radio the services will be available on WSM 650AM and SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 56), and online fans can listen at wsmonline.com and watch at opry.com.
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.