FORMER FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH, GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM, FORMER ARKANSAS GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE, CBS NEWS' BOB SCHIEFFER, BARBARA MANDRELL, PETE FISHER & KENNY CHESNEY SET TO SPEAK
George Jones’ funeral will take place tomorrow at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, starting at 10 am (Central) and will be open to the public. Doors will open at 9 am.
In addition, national television networks CMT, GAC, RFD, and FamilyNet, will carry the funeral service live. Fans around the world can also online at www.opry.com.
"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."
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, Governor Bill Haslam, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Barbara Mandrell, and CBS News' Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer will all make special remarks.
Fans not able to attend may leave a special message about George Jones at: http://tinyurl.com/GJtribute