Entertainment Weekly is a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation All Rights Reserved. 56). 30 essential albums from the last 30 years. Close friends of the late country singer shared memory after memory of Jones at the service taking place at the Grand Ole Opry. Within seconds of beginning the song, you can already hear the sadness in Gill’s voice, shaking from holding back tears.

You know just by the look on his face that he poured his heart and soul into this tribute. George Jones' funeral at the Grand Ole Opry House was the stuff of country music royalty. Friends pay tribute to George Jones at funeral. Kenny Chesney will speak, as will Former First Lady Laura Bush, Grand Ole Opry VP&GM Pete Fisher, Governor Bill Haslam, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Barbara Mandrell, and CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer. Offers may be subject to change without notice. Randy Travis sings 'Amazing Grace' at George Jones' funeral The service will include music from Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Vince Gill and Patty Loveless, Charlie Daniels, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kid Rock, Ronnie Milsap, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, and Wynonna.

Entertainment Weekly may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. His funeral was held on May 2, 2013 at the Grand Ole Opry. 2020 Classic Country Music, Dolly Parton Is An Angel In Netflix Trailer For…, Lisa Marie Presley Pays Tribute To Late Son On His Birthday, Garth Brooks Injures Hand, Reschedules “Fun” Album…, Shania Twain Returns To CMT Music Awards For First Time In…, Luke Combs & Brooks & Dunn Team Up At 2020 CMT…, Elvis’ Granddaughter Remembers Late Brother On His…, Singer At Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Bar Auditions For…. The Complete Footage Of George Jones’ Funeral Resurfaces And It’s Heartbreaking.

Loretta Lynn, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, and many more all came together to honor the man who played such a critical role in the evolution of country music in society.

Watch the heartbreaking performance below. George Jones Remembered by Country Stars at Funeral George Jones Remembered by Country Stars at Funeral ... For a guy who sang so many sad songs, George Jones left behind a lot of laughs. Keep the tissues close for this one, folks. An emotional Jackson closed out the ceremony with a tear-jerking performance of The Possum’s iconic “He Stopped Loving Her Today”. Country artists of all ages came together to mourn the passing of one of the finest vocalists in recorded history, the great George Jones. Together, they sang the heartbreaking eulogic song “Go Rest High On That Mountain,” which Gill began writing after the death of country legend Keith Whitley in 1989. Each country singer gave incredible tribute performances to The Possum, but one that stood out among the others was Gill’s duet with Loveless. At one point in the chorus, the performance becomes too much for Gill, forcing him to take a step back from the microphone, allowing Loveless to sing the chorus for him. Back on May 2, 2013, Alan Jackson performed “He Stopped Loving Her Today” at the funeral service of George Jones.

Plans have been announced for George Jones’ public funeral, taking place Thursday at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. With tears in their eyes, you can see Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Jamey Johnson rise to their feet to pay respects to Jones, and stand in solidarity with Gill, who was crying himself. This was one of the most emotional tributes in country music.

The service, which will begin at 11 a.m. “The great thing is every time someone calls me Sweet Pea, I’ll get to think about him,” said Gill prior to his performance of “Go Rest High on That Mountain” with Patty Loveless, bursting into tears midway through. The Complete Footage Of George Jones’ Funeral Resurfaces And It’s Heartbreaking, Noah Cyrus & Jimmie Allen Sing “This Is Us” Duet At CMT Awards, Little Big Town Raises A Glass At CMT Music Awards With “Wine, Beer, and Whiskey”, Morgan Wallen Performs For The First Time Since Public Apology – 2020 CMT Awards, 2020 CMT Awards: Video Of The Year Winner Is Carrie Underwood, Ashley McBryde Sings “Martha Divine” During CMT Music Awards, 2020 CMT Music Awards: Dan + Shay’s “I Should Probably Go To Bed” Wins Duo Video Of The Year, Dolly Parton & Sara Evans Featured On New Song To Fight Breast Cancer. The funeral service for country singer George Jones on Thursday in Nashville was as richly emotional as the songs with which he built his reputation as one … Country artists of all ages came together to mourn the passing of one of the finest vocalists in recorded history, the great George Jones. The ceremony was a nearly three-hour event with an audience packed of major country stars, friends of the deceased artist, fans, and political figures. George Jones tributes: Brad Paisley, Jimmy Buffett, Alan Jackson, and more play covers — VIDEO, George Jones: The Essential Playlist — LISTEN, Goodbye, Possum: The Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall remembers George Jones, Legendary country star George Jones is dead at 81, George Jones' funeral: Performers and speakers announced. Receive weekly updates with the hottest new videos, festival updates, and fashion trends! You can watch the complete service in the video below. He postponed two performances …

The entire country music world was rocked when George Jones passed away on April 26, 2013 after being hospitalized for a high fever and irregular blood pressure. © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. Thousands of fans camped out long hours before sunrise in hopes of honoring the man behind the voice that defined the genre of country music for decades. Mid-performance, Gill breaks down, but continues delivering a mind-blowing guitar solo. George Jones Funeral: Alan Jackson, Wynonna, Kid Rock, Laura Bush and More Say Goodbye at Opry Memorial 12:26 PM PDT 5/2/2013 by Chuck Dauphin, Billboard FACEBOOK May 2, 2013 ... For a guy who sang so many sad songs, George Jones left behind a lot of laughs. ET, will be broadcast live on CMT, GAC, RFD, and FamilyNet, as well as local Nashville stations. CMT. Loveless walks over to him to console him during this guitar break. George Jones' funeral: Performers and speakers announced George Jones' funeral: Performers and speakers announced By Mandi Bierly Former first lady Laura Bush, Tennessee governor Bill Haslam, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, Barbara Mandrell, and Kenny Chesney were among those that spoke, while Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Ronnie Milsap, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, the Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Brad Paisley, Patty Loveless, and Vince Gill performed. Those not near a TV can watch online at opry.com., or listen in at wsmonline.com or by tuning their radio dials to WSM 650AM and SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. Advertisement. Advertisement. © We barely got through it without crying. Posted by Keith Whitley on Friday, May 9, 2014. The country singer passed away in April of 2013 after being admitted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville with a fever and irregular blood pressure, historically going on to never leave the facility.