Iconic country music crooner George Jones died in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday and his funeral service will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House on Thursday. It’s set to be open to the public.
Jones who has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1956, had 167 records on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and by many, is considered to be the greatest male country singer of all time.
“George would have wanted his fans and friends to be able to come and pay their respects along with his family,” stated Jones’ publicist Kirt Webster.
There will also be a private visitation on Wednesday night for family, friends and fellow performers.
Jones received many honors during his long career including “Most Promising New Country Vocalist” in 1956, as well as the distinct honor of being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.
The””I Always Get Lucky with You” singer was also named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2008 and in 2012 he was presented with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.
Jones was also seen as an inspiration to many who are large names in country music today.
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