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Jones funeral open to public

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 – George Jones' funeral will take place on Thursday at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, starting at 11 a.m. eastern and will be open to the public.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. 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 with radio partners WSM 650AM and SiriusXM Willie's Roadhouse (Channel 56) broadcasting the service. Fans around the world can listen online at wsmonline.com or watch online at opry.com.

"The caliber of speakers and performers is a testament to what George Jones meant to everyone in the world," said 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 w/ 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 Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Barbara Mandrell, and CBS News'Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer, who is a country music fan, will all make special remarks.

Fans not able to attend can leave a special message about George Jones at: http://tinyurl.com/GJtribute


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