George Jones funeral is today at the Grand Ole Opry House at 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. our time.
People wait outside...
As you can imagine, many country artists will be attending. Alan Jackson postponed two concerts in Canada so that he could be in Nashville for today’s funeral. Alan and George had been friends for 25 years.
Alan will either perform or speak this morning along with other great artists of years gone by like Barbara Mandrell, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Charlie Daniels, Ronnie Milsap, Tanya Tucker, the Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis, and Wynonna Judd.
Guest dignitaries this morning will include former first lady Laura Bush, Governor Bill Haslam, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and CBS News Anchor Bob Schieffer.
Well wishers spent the night outside the Grand Ole Opry to secure a spot inside for this morning’s service. The Opry House seats 4,400.
George Jones died Friday after a week long hospitalization at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 81. Medical Daily reported that George died of hypoxic respiratory failure, a condition that occurs when there is too little oxygen present for the body to carry out its basic functions.
You can stream the funeral with us LIVE at country 1079.com beginning at 11 a.m. The funeral will also be televised on the CMT and GAC networks.