Grand Ole Opry dedicates show to George Jones - WKRN News 2

Grand Ole Opry dedicates show to George Jones

Posted: Updated: April 26, 2013 09:48 PM
George Jones died April 26 at the age of 81. Photo courtesy of Facebook.com George Jones died April 26 at the age of 81. Photo courtesy of Facebook.com
Montgomery Gentry Montgomery Gentry
Brad Paisley Brad Paisley
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Some called him the "Possum", and for awhile he was "No-show Jones", but Friday night the city he called home is saying goodbye to George Jones.

The Grand Ole Opry dedicated their show to Jones in the wake of his passing on Friday at the age of 81.

Brad Paisley made a surprise appearance to honor Jones.

"George Jones will always be the greatest singer we have ever had in country music. I think that will be the case forever," Paisley told Nashville's News 2.

Other stars also spoke about George and his influence on the city and country music as a whole.

"He will be sorely missed. He was the greatest. Old George the possum," reminisced Mel Tillis.

"He had such a life. Everybody knew not only the music and stuff, just everything he went through with drinking, the wives, Tammy [Wynette]," said Montgomery Gentry.

At the Opry, they say they are a family, a family that will hold their memories of Jones close to their hearts.

"If when we go our spirit lingers, this is where [Jones'] is doing that, I think," Paisley said.

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