Brad Paisley, Kid Rock to Perform at George Jones’ Funeral Today
Michael Ochs Archive
Brad Paisley, Kid Rock, Randy Travis, and other big names in country music are set to perform at today’s star-studded memorial service for country legend George Jones, who passed away at 81 last week.
Rolling Stone reports that Jones will be honored at Nashville’s famous Grand Ole Opry House. Kenny Chesney is expected to speak, as will political figures Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and former first lady Laura Bush.
George Jones was one of the most accomplished performers in country music, with 27 Top 10-charting albums and 143 Top 40 country hits to his credit, fourteen of them having peaked at No. 1. His funeral is open to the public, beginning at 10 a.m. CST; the service will be live-streamed on the Grand Ole Opry’s website and on CMT.