WSM TO BROADCAST GEORGE JONES’ FUNERAL

04/30/13

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April 30, 2013 at 7:59 AM (PT)

OPRY ENTERTAINMENT Classic Country WSM-A/NASHVILLE will be the exclusive radio source broadcasting the late County icon GEORGE JONES’ funeral services, live from the GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE this THURSDAY (5/4), beginnging at 10a (CT).

“650 WSM broadcast GEORGE’s first appearance at the OPRY in 1956, it’s only right that we broadcast his last. This will allow the millions of JONES fans around the world, who are not able to get to the OPRY HOUSE, the chance to pay their last respects to the legend that is GEORGE JONES,” said WSM GM TOM ENGLISH.

OM JOE LIMARDI added, “Based on the outpouring of listeners and artists all weekend, it’s the right thing to do in honoring an artist with such a long and storied history with WSM.”

For more information, visit www.WSMonline.com.

GEORGE JONES - IN MEMORIAM

04/30/13

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GEORGE JONES FUNERAL SERVICE TO BE OPEN TO PUBLIC

04/28/13

George Jones’ funeral will take place on Thursday, May 2nd at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, starting at 10 am and will be open to the public.

“George would have wanted his fans and friends everywhere to be able to come and pay their respects along with his family,” said publicist Kirt Webster.

“Thanks to George’s friends, fans, and loved ones for the outpouring of love at this terrible time,” said Nancy Jones. “I love you all.”

A private visitation for family, friends, and fellow performers will take place on Wednesday evening.

“The Voice” of Country Music fell silent with the passing of the iconic legend, George Jones in Nashville at the age of 81. Long recognized as country music’s most indescribable voice by not only the fans, but critics in all genres, the music world continues to mourn the loss of its’ finest stylist, who was considered the greatest living country singer.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1956, George Jones achieved perhaps his greatest personal honor when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.

More than 35 years ago, as noted in his discography, George Jones recorded “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes?”, a song that posed the question of whether music newcomers would come along that could possibly walk in the steps of the progenitors and giants of country music. In light of the loss of this legendary voice, the question has never seemed more poignant.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Grand Ole Opry trust fund:

Opry Trust Fund
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214

or to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum at http://store.countrymusichalloffame.com/categories/Donate/

COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
222 FIFTH AVENUE SOUTH
NASHVILLE, TN 37203

GARTH BROOKS ON GETTING OUT-SUNG BY GEORGE JONES: 'IT WAS AN HONOR TO GET MY ASS KICKED THAT DAY'

04/26/13

Link: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-615/1559966/garth-brooks-on-the-day-he-got-out-sung-by-george-jones

Brooks talks fondly of recording “Beer Run” with Jones in 2001
Bilboard By Melinda Newman | April 26, 2013 6:30 PM EDT

George Jones, considered by many to be the greatest country singer of all time, died Friday morning at the age of 81. Longtime fan and friend Garth Brooks, who recorded a duet with Jones in 2001 called “Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?),” shared his memories of the singer with Billboard this afternoon. Read More

GEORGE JONES: THE GREATEST AMERICAN POP SINGER EVER RECORDED

04/26/13

Link: http://todayentertainment.today.com/_news/2013/04/26/11292071-george-jones-the-greatest-american-pop-singer-ever-recorded?lite

By Matthew Diebel, NBC News
Opinion: Johnny Cash had a stock answer to that oft-asked question, “Who is your favorite singer?” “You mean,” he teased, “apart from George Jones?”
Yes, there’s pretty much universal agreement among country singers that Jones, who died Friday at age 81, was the greatest of all time. From the oldies – Cash, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard – to the relative newbies – Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis – all were of one mind.

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