Photo Credit (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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 friends.”

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 HERE.  

3 replies on “George Jones Funeral Open To The Public, Service Details Announced”

  1. George Jones, was a legend among many. I grew up on country music and every weekend George Jones played alot around my home, my prayers go out to his family through this sad time. He will be missed very much by not only the music scene but by the thousand upon thousand fans he had.

    God Bless

  2. my dad loved Mr.Jones so much. I rember the drives in the car listening to him and then he carried it over with my kids. We will miss him dearly and our thoughts and prayers are ith his family. His musice was always apart of our familys. At my weddind I danced with my dad to his musice. We loved you and we will miss you. God Bless

  3. I’m a deejay at a small station in Ohio, and I have to say that there are certain artists we play that cross all borders, genders, and ages. George Jones was such an artist. I get requests for his music daily, not just from older folks, but from all ages, kids as well. To me it shows there is such a thing as “Good Music”. I think anyone can relate to George’s music if they take the time to listen, and they do. Godspeed George, your music will live forever!

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