George Jones’ funeral will take place on Thursday, May 2 at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, starting at 10 a.m. Central and will be open to the public. Doors will open at 9 a.m. GAC will broadcast the funeral service live at 10 a.m. Central, with radio partners WSM 650AM and SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 56) also broadcasting the service. GAC’s coverage will be anchored by Country Radio hall of famer Bill Cody. Fans around the world can listen online at wsmonline.com or watch online at opry.com.
The service will include music from Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill with Patty Loveless, Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap, Kid Rock, the Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, and Wynonna. First Lady Laura Bush, Kenny Chesney, Grand Ole Opry’s Pete Fisher, Governor Bill Haslam, Governor Mike Huckabee, Barbara Mandrell, and CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer will all make special remarks.
“It is the wish of Nancy Jones and the rest of the family for as many fans as possible to be able to say farewell to this iconic performer,” said GAC VP/Programming Suzanne Gordon. “It is our privilege to provide viewers this opportunity for one last goodbye and to hear the heartfelt tributes from those who knew him best.”
Fans not able to attend can leave a special message about George Jones at: http://tinyurl.com/GJtribute