The Grand Ole Opry House is officially full. 4400 in, around 200 out of the George Jones funeral. http://t.co/fBv3skpkSw—
Justin McFarland (@ThisJustinTv) May 02, 2013
Country music stars and fans gathered in Nashville this morning for the funeral of Grand Ole Opry member, singer George Jones. They paid tribute to the country music legend, who died on Friday at the age of 81.
First Lady Laura Bush was in attendance as well and provided comfort to George Jones’ widow Nancy.
Laura Bush sitting next to Nancy Jones and George's memorial.—
Å Burton Ω (@burtdw1) May 02, 2013
Twitter users are sharing photos and touching moments from the funeral.
Country stars spoke tenderly about the late George Jones and performed in his honor.
Randy Travis performed “Amazing Grace”:
The Oak Ridge Boys:
Patty Loveless and Vince Gill:
First Lady Laura Bush spoke movingly and included this touching thought, written by her husband President George Bush to Nancy Jones: “We can only imagine how beautiful the heavens sound.”
Nice note ftom W read by Laura Bush at George Jones memorial service.—
Right Words (@RightWordWriter) May 02, 2013
Brad Paisley reminisced and offered up a stirring performance of “Me and Jesus”:
And Gov. Huckabee gave the eulogy. We suspect there were no dry eyes in the (Grand Ole Opry) House.
Amen. Rest in peace, George Jones. We’ll miss you, Possum.