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Country Stars Perform At George Jones’ Funeral

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on May 6, 2013

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George Jones was laid to rest on Thursday after a 2 and a 3/4 hour ceremony at the Grand Ole Opry house in Nashville.

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George Jones

Many, many performers paid tribute to The Possum, many singing church hymns but a few taking on their own songs that related to the proceedings or one of Jones’ own songs.

The most emotional of the day was a visibly shaken Vince Gill with Patty Loveless doing Gill’s Go Rest High On That Mountain (song starts at about the halfway point in the video).

Other performances during the service:

  • The Old Rugged Cross – Tanya Tucker and the Imperials
  • Amazing Grace – Randy Travis
  • Farther Along – Oak Ridge Boys
  • Why Me Lord – Travis Tritt
  • The Best of Me – Kid Rock
  • Go Rest High On That Mountain – Vince Gill and Patty Loveless
  • Me and Jesus – Brad Paisley
  • When the Grass Grows Over Me – Ronnie Milsap
  • How Great Thou Art – Wynonna Judd
  • He Stopped Loving Her Today – Alan Jackson
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