Nancy Jones, wife of George Jones, center, speaks to fans with The Oak Ridge Boys as they perform on Day 3 of the 2013 CMA Music Festival at the LP Field on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Left to right are Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
As thousands of fans arrive in Nashville for the annual CMA Music Fest, many are expected to come and pay their respects to the legend George Jones at his graveside.
Earlier this week a plaque was placed at Woodlawn Cemetery to announce a Monument to be constructed in the coming months.
The Plaque reads:
This is a rendering of the monument that is being prepared and will be placed in the coming weeks. Thank you for all your love and support shown to George and to me.
Muskogee’s Swon Brother delivered a poignant and tuneful tribute to the late, great George Jones tonight during “The Voice” live playoffs.
Zach and Colton Swon took to the piano and guitar to perform an acoustic rendition of The Possum’s classic “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes.” It showcased both their voices and musicianship as well as their diehard love for country music.
George Jones died April 26 at the age of 81.
The Swon Brothers are competing in the Top 12 on Season 4 of the hit reality TV show. The first duo to make it to the show’s live founds, they are among the three remaining contestants on fellow Oklahoman Blake Shelton’s team.
All 12 finalists performed on tonight’s live episode, and voting is now open. To vote, go to http://www.nbc.com/the-voice or buy the song on iTunes, since downloads there also count as votes. Unlike the previous rounds, this time out, the coaches have no saves and no say in who stays and who goes: It’s all up to the public voters now.
“The Voice” performance recap will air from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday on NBC, following by the live elimination episode from 8 to 9 p.m.
Nashville, Tenn. (May 7, 2013) – The George Jones final Nashville concert, which was set for Friday, November 22, 2013 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, will continue as planned with one change … the show will now become a ‘Tribute to George Jones’, as announced today.
“Everyone has been asking if we will still do the show,” says Nancy Jones. “I have asked Garth, Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, The Oak Ridge Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson and others and they all said ‘yes, I am still going to do it’ so with all the artists still planning on coming, we are going to honor George one final time.”
Tickets for the Nashville finale were SOLD OUT previously. Please check with Ticketmaster on any tickets that may come available.
At this time, not all previously announced artists have been contacted. We are in the process of re-confirming all artists. A list of all confirmed talent will be available at georgejones.com