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George Jones Receives Monument in Nashville

November 18, 2013 - By Trigger  //  News  //  10 Comments

george-jonesA monument dedicated to country music legend George Jones was unveiled today (11-18-13) in Nashville at the Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home and Memorial Park at 660 Thompson Lane in the Berry Hill portion of southern Nashville. The event was open to the public, and also included a special presentation by George Jones’ widow Nancy Jones announcing the establishment of a scholarship fund for Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) on behalf of George. George Jones died on April 26th, 2013.

The monument features a tall arch made in the likeness of a guitar fretboard that reads “Jones” at the very top, with a large mantle across the face of the monument that reads “He Stopped Loving Her Today” in tribute to one of Jones’ signature songs. On the left of the monument is an image and eulogy to George Jones, while the right of the monument is reserved for his wife Nancy. In the center is a guitar with a placard with George’s most-famous nickname, “The Possum.”

The monument was first announced in June to honor George Jones’ “life and contributions to country music.” Initially there was a plaque in the place where the new monument sits with an artistic rendering of the monument and the note, “Thank you for all your love and support shown to George and to me. God bless, Nancy.”

The unveiling comes days before a star-studded tribute to George Jones that is set to transpire on Nov. 22nd in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena called “Playing Possum, The Final No Show” with over 70+ performers scheduled to appear.

Photo is from Chris Cannon of NBC 5 in Nashville.

See More Photos of Monument and Ceremony

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10 Comments to “George Jones Receives Monument in Nashville”

  • A man worth a monument. R.I.P. Mr. Jones. We won’t forget forget you! “I am what I am” was your best album. Respect!

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  • Awesome!!!!

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  • Monument looks great. A fitting tribute to a legend. Any word on televising or online streaming of the show? Or maybe a DVD at some point? I would love to see the show but can’t get down to Nashville.

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  • Is that his grave / headstone, or did they just put the monument in a graveyard?

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    • There is also a big “plaque” (for lack of a better term) over his grave that is right at the foot of the monument. If you watch the video below the picture, or click on the “see more photos” link above it, you can see it. I have to be careful about permissions on publishing photos or I would have included one here.

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  • Excellent monument for Jones. A fitting tribute to one of the greatest ever.

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  • At least he wasn’t late for this show.

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  • That has got to be the tackiest thing I’ve ever seen.

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  • Today Terri Clark, Troy Gentry, Darryl Worley & Daryle Singletary will take the stage to celebrate Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge which turns 53 this year. It will be emceed by Storme Warren & will start the George Jones celebration ending in the Tribute Concert, set for Friday 11/22 at the Bridgestone Arena. It will not be televised.

    Source:http://www.nashville.com/music/2013/11/george-jones-monument-unveiled/

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  • A very fitting monument for an icon like George was and what he left country music. He was fabulous. Wish I could have met him face to face. I’ve sang many of his songs in my lifetime. Going to cut a DVD titled “Doug Hamilton sings George Jones” very soon.

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