Music City mourns country legend George Jones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of fans are expected to join some of country music's biggest stars in mourning George Jones this morning.

The late country music superstar's funeral will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Jones died last week at 81.

first lady Laura Bush will speak at the funeral along with friends and
fellow country stars Barbara Mandrell and Kenny Chesney. Jones
also will be serenaded by Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Tanya Tucker,
Wynonna Judd, Charlie Daniels and Randy Travis, who were all scheduled
perform at the public memorial with several others.

The funeral will be broadcast live on cable music television channels CMT and GAC and — in a nod to simpler times when Jones was at his biggest — on all local television networks.

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