George Jones Funeral Will Be Televised
Last Friday morning country music lost one of its biggest contributors, the legendary George Jones.
The funeral services for George Jones have been set for tomorrow. Many of you have asked if it will be televised. The answer is yes and you will be able to watch it online as well.
CMT and GAC will both carry coverage of the service. Their coverage will be from 10 -11:30 am, 11:00-12:30 ET. You can also watch it online at www.opry.com.
Attending the funeral and paying tribute to the late great singer will be Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill with Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, the Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis, Kid Rock, Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker and Wynonna Judd.
Speaking at the funeral will be First Lady Laura Bush, Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Chesney, Governors Bill Haslam and Mike Huckabee, newsman Bob Schieffer and Opry General Manager Pete Fisher.
“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,” says GAC VP/Programming Suzanne Gordon (quote via Nashville Country Club). “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.”
It is truly a sad time when someone passes away. When other celebrities have passed, I have thought, "oh that's sad." But this time I am truly affect. I am so sad that George Jones died. He was a if not the staple of country music. He is country music. What will country music be without him?
George, you said it best, "Who's gonna fill your shoes?"