The country music world has been mourning the loss of the legendary George Jones after his death last week. It has been announced that his funeral will take place at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennesse on Thursday, May 2nd (that's tomorrow!). The service will be open to the public, beginning at 10am Central time, with doors opening at 9am.
The funeral service will be broadcast live on national television networks GAC, RFD, CMT and FamilyNet and on local Nashville stations WSMV 4, WKRN 2, WZTV 17 and WTVF 5. The service will also be broadcast by radio partners WSM 650AM and SiriusXM Willie's Roadhouse.
The service will include musical performances by Alan Jackson, Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis, Vince Gill with Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, The Oak Ridge Boys, Travis Tritt, Kid Rock, Tanya Tucker, Brad Paisley and Wynonna. Special remarks at the service will be made by Grand Ole Opry Vice President & General Manager Pete Fisher, Governor Bill Halsam, former First Lady Laura Bush, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Barbara Mandrell and CBS News' Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer.
“The caliber of speakers and performers is a testament to what George Jones meant to everyone in the world. Nancy is overwhelmed by the love and support of not only George’s fans, but also the music community, public figures and friends,” said publicist Kirt Webster.
Fans around the world that are unable to attend the service can watch online, by visiting opry.com or listen online at wsmonline.com . To leave a special message about George Jones, please go HERE