ROUTE 96 = GEORGE JONES MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

TENNESSEE’S STATE ROUTE 96 TO BE RENAMED ‘GEORGE JONES MEMORIAL HIGHWAY’ IN FRANKLIN

A
portion of the highway that runs through ten counties from Dickson to
Granville, is soon to be renamed after country music icon, George Jones

NASHVILLE,
Tenn. (September 9, 2015) – On the morning of September 10th at 11am,
Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson will announce the renaming of Tennessee State Route 96. A portion of the highway is to be renamed after international country music icon, George Jones.

Along with the declaration of the change in highway 96’s namesake,
the mayor will also announce George Jones Day. George Jones Day will be
set to commemorate Grammy award winner, whose career in country music
spanned fifty-nine years, which included the sales of Millions of albums
and multiple hit singles.

Throughout his career, George Jones influenced countless country
artists, and even after his death in 2013 at the age of 81, his legacy
still lives on worldwide. There is a state of the art George Jones
Museum downtown Nashville that also has restaurant and bars and the
platinum award winning George Jones moonshine and vodka.

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