Beloved country star George Jones will forever be remembered as Possum, thanks to Randy Travis, who debuted a deeply moving song in tribute to the iconic singer, appropriately titled 'Tonight I'm Playin' Possum.'
The 2013 CMA Fest had some deeply touching moments, and possibly the most memorable was a panel led by country music icon George Jones‘ wife of 30 years, Nancy Jones. During that emotional time, she shared stories of her husband — along with his last words.
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.
George Jones was aware of his legacy at least as far back as 2005. That's when he conducted an interview with Taste of Country sister station WGNA in Albany, N.Y. and talked about how he'd like to be remembered. The Possum considered the good and bad of how he'd lived and summed it up for his audience.
In honor of George Jones' illustrious country music career, the Academy of Country Music put together a short reel of the Possum's best moments at the ACM Awards. The clip honors Jones' ACM wins and most memorable performances from the 1970s and 1980s.
Country superstar Alan Jackson closed out George Jones' funeral service in Nashville last Thursday with a fitting version of 'He Stopped Loving Her Today.' Now, the Grand Ole Opry has placed the video online for fans to enjoy.
George Jones had scheduled his final Nashville concert for Nov. 22, and now since his passing, the show will go on as a tribute to Jones. The show will have, of course, a dream lineup and will be at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
The iconic George Jones was laid to rest in Nashville Thursday (May 2), but he will not be forgotten. In the week following his death, Jones' album sales have increased a whopping 1000 %, which is a sweet tribute to the singer's phenomenal influence on country music.
Brad Paisley tweeted a touching tribute to the late George Jones last week, immediately after The Possum's passing. Now, the singer has penned an essay, detailing both his appreciation for and his friendship with Jones, which was published by Billboard.
George Jones was laid to rest on Thursday (May 2). After a nearly three-hour-long celebration of his life at the Grand Ole Opry, the country legend was buried during a service at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville. It was an emotional day, but not one without a few smiles -- and even bursts of laughter -- as friends, family and fans shared memories of the Possum.
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