/Thanks to everyone who placed their bids on George’s signed Gibson Guitar in the Mary Byron Foundation Auction! The Mary Byron Foundation is a nonprofit fund and provides support for innovative programs designed to stop domestic violence crimes and enhance protection for victims and their families. The foundation assists communities throughout the United States, by providing educational and planning opportunities and encouraging community collaboration. The guitar brought $540 for the cause.
On Saturday, September 7th, Alan Jackson, George Jones and Lee Ann Womack took to the stage at the Grand Ole Opry, during GRAND OLE OPRY LIVE on CMT. Womack and Jackson honored their musical hero George Jones, who turns 71 Friday, Sept. 12, by each performing a Jones standard. Jones then took center seat in the Opry House for the performances before joining the broadcast at the end of the hour. Singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale, who will reprise his role as Jones in the Ryman Auditorium production Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story beginning Sept. 19, and other Opry favorites were also on hand to join in the birthday celebration of the living ledged.