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 Jonesβ widow Nancy.
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 βAmazing Graceβ:
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: βWe can only imagine how beautiful the heavens sound.β
Brad Paisley reminisced and offered up a stirring performance of βMe and Jesusβ:
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. Weβll miss you, Possum.