NASHVILLE, TENN. --April 30, 2013 – To honor country music icon George Jones, Great American Country will air his funeral service this Thursday, May 2,
11:00 a.m until 12:30 p.m./Eastern, live from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. As has been announced, musical tributes will be performed by Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill with Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, The Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis, Kid Rock, Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker and Wynonna.
First Lady Barbara Bush, Barbara Mandrell, Kenny Chesney, Governors Bill Haslam and Mike Huckabee, network newsman Bob Schieffer and Opry GM Pete Fisher are scheduled to speak.
GAC’s coverage will be anchored by Country Radio hall of famer Bill Cody.
“It is the wish of Nancy Jones and the rest of the family for as many fans as possible to be able to say farewell to this iconic performer,” said GAC VP/Programming Suzanne Gordon. “It is our privilege to provide viewers this opportunity for one last goodbye and to hear the heartfelt tributes from those who knew him best.”