George Jones Service Details Announced
May 1, 2013 at 11:12 AM (PT)
Service details were announced earlier TODAY (5/1) for Country icon GEORGE JONES' funeral on THURSDAY, MAY 2nd, at 10a (CT) at THE GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE in NASHVILLE. Doors will open at 9a (CT).
The service will include music from CHARLIE DANIELS, VINCE GILL with 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, TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM, former ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE, BARBARA MANDRELL and CBS NEWS' Chief WASHINGTON Correspondent BOB SCHIEFFER will all make special remarks.
"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."
As reported by ALL ACCESS (NET NEWS 4/30), OPRY ENTERTAINMENT Classic Country WSM-A/NASHVILLE will be broadcasting the service, as well as WILLIE’S ROADHOUSE on SIRIUSXM56. 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."