When country music legend George Jones passed away on April 26, 2013 at the age of 81, he left behind a rich musical legacy that has rarely been equaled — matched only by a life story filled with more triumph and heartbreak than the greatest country song ever written.
The George Jones Museum is set to open the weekend of April 26th in downtown Nashville. Exhibits will cover his childhood singing in Texas, time spend as a United States Marine and radio announcer, along with moments throughout his legendary career. The museum will have a theater, restaurant, event space, gift shop and rooftop bar.
George Jones' farewell concert Friday night (Nov. 22) was in the works while the iconic singer was still alive and calling the shots, helping out with the planning. But somehow, he knew he'd be a no show at the event.
Woodlawn Cemetery is to Nashville as Forest Lawn is to Hollywood. It's where many country music legends are laid to rest. Luminaries like Tammy Wynette, Eddy Arnold, Porter Waggoner, Jerry Reed, and others are interred there. And so is the Possum.
The late George Jones was a legend in country music, and his impact on the genre will live on in more ways than one. Soon, a monument will be constructed for Jones at Woodlawn Cemetery, where he is buried.