FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH, GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM, FORMER ARKANSAS GOV. MIKE
HUCKABEE, CBS NEWS’ BOB SCHIEFFER, BARBARA MANDRELL, PETE FISHER &
KENNY CHESNEY SET TO SPEAK
MUSIC FROM KID ROCK TO BRAD PAISLEY TO ALAN JACKSON SET TO TAKE THE STAGE IN HONOR OF GEORGE JONES
Tenn. (May 1, 2013) – George Jones’ funeral will take place on
Thursday, May 2nd at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee,
starting at 10 am (Central) and will be open to the public. Doors will
open at 9 am.
In addition, national television networks CMT, GAC, RFD, and
FamilyNet, as well as local Nashville stations WKRN 2, WSMV 4, WTVF 5,
WZTV 17 will broadcast the funeral service “LIVE”, with radio partners
WSM 650AM and SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 56) broadcasting the service. Fans around the world can listen online at wsmonline.com or watch online at opry.com.
“The caliber of speakers and performers is a testament to what
George Jones meant to everyone in the world,” says 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
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 leave a special message about George Jones at: http://tinyurl.com/GJtribute