Thousands turned out to pay their last respects to the legendary GEORGE JONES at the Grand Ole Opry House this morning.
Among the thousands were country artists of years gone by and of today. Many of them performed through tears as they remembered a man that had greatly influenced their lives...
Earlier George's wife, Nancy, talked about his last days.
George Jones funeral is today at the Grand Ole Opry House at 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. our time.
People wait outside...
As you can imagine, many country artists will be attending. Alan Jackson postponed two concerts in Canada so that he could be in Nashville for today’s funeral. Alan and George had been friends for 25 years.
Alan will either perform or speak this morning along with other great artists of years gone by like Barbara Mandrell, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Charlie Daniels, Ronnie Milsap, Tanya Tucker, the Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis, and Wynonna Judd.
Guest dignitaries this morning will include former first lady Laura Bush, Governor Bill Haslam, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and CBS News Anchor Bob Schieffer.
Well wishers spent the night outside the Grand Ole Opry to secure a spot inside for this morning’s service. The Opry House seats 4,400.
George Jones died Friday after a week long hospitalization at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was 81. Medical Daily reported that George died of hypoxic respiratory failure, a condition that occurs when there is too little oxygen present for the body to carry out its basic functions.
You can stream the funeral with us LIVE at country 1079.com beginning at 11 a.m. The funeral will also be televised on the CMT and GAC networks.
ABC 13: Investigators have arrested the boyfriend of a Buckingham County woman stabbed to death in a grocery store parking lot Tuesday night.
The sheriff's office has charged Christopher Moseley, 20, with first degree murder.
Around 11:15 p.m., investigators found Alexis Rose in the Farmer's Food Grocery store parking lot with several stab wounds.
She was rushed to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery, but died several hours later.
This is Buckingham County's first homicide since 2007.
Blake Shelton enjoys time hunting and fishing when he's not on the road or coaching on The Voice, and he's certainly not alone.
While Blake was out catching fish, Easton Corbin was polling people for the perfect lure....
Hey!!!! Hey!! Look!! Y'all brought me some luck!!! twitter.com/blakeshelton/s…— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 1, 2013
Anybody know some good fishing lures for Percy priest and old hickory lakes in Nashville???— Easton Corbin (@eastoncorbin) April 30, 2013
Another one!! Yeeee Haw!!! twitter.com/blakeshelton/s…— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 1, 2013
Carrie Underwood's dog Penny had an allergic reaction.. and Carrie Tweeted about it to help warn other pet owners.
“Attn. pet owners: make sure to have Benadryl handy in case your dog gets stung." She also shared the before and after picture, but poor Penny wasn't stung by a bee… Penny eats ANTS! And Carrie asked, "what dog eats ants?!”
Penny is fine now. And Carrie's tweeting about her husband, NHL Mike Fisher.
How many of you have been to the drive thru Zoo at Natural Bridge where you feed the animals from your car? It's quite the experience!
Check out the camel who opens wide for this little girl- Okay, that was a little scary-, but the rest is just fun and funny!
The Virginia Safari Park at Natural Bridge is a lot of fun. CLICK HERE