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Portion of Tennessee State Route 96 Renamed “George Jones Memorial Highway”

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Today (Sept 10) at 11am, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson announced the renaming of Tennessee State Route 96. A portion of the highway was renamed after international country music icon, George Jones.

Along with the declaration of the change in highway 96’s namesake, the mayor also announced George Jones Day. George Jones Day will be set to commemorate Grammy award winner, whose career in country music spanned fifty-nine years, which included the sales of Millions of albums and multiple hit singles.

Throughout his career, George Jones influenced countless country artists, and even after his death in 2013 at the age of 81, his legacy still lives on worldwide. There is a state of the art George Jones Museum downtown Nashville that also has restaurant and bars and the platinum award winning George Jones moonshine and vodka.

George Jones Museum Offers Premium Seats for Music City’s 4th of July Celebration!

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The best seats in town for “Let Freedom Sing – Music City July 4th” will be at The George, an open air restaurant and bar atop the George Jones Museum. In celebration of Independence Day, The George will host a special, reserve-seat event, which will provide patrons the perfect spot from which to watch both the Music City July 4th fireworks and the pre-show concert on the Riverfront Stage below featuring Martina McBride.

In addition to providing a great view, individuals who purchase a ticket will be treated to premium seating for the fireworks and a buffet dinner. Seating is limited and reserved, which means patrons will be free to come and go from The George to visit other areas of the facility without losing their seats for the main event. Ticket price includes admission to the George Jones Museum, Choices restaurant, and the gift shop, as well.

The George is a spacious, open-air restaurant, bar and live music venue. Situated on the roof of the George Jones Museum on 2nd Avenue, the George overlooks the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and LP Field, and it provides sweeping vista views of the Cumberland River. The George features a full menu and bar.

Tickets are being sold on a first-come, first served basis, and quantities are limited. Purchase price is $200 per ticket, and seating will begin at 10a.m. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit

N.W.A. Filmmaker Making Movie About George Jones

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The filmmaker who made the upcoming movie about rap group N.W.A. is taking on a very different project. Alan Wenkus is now working on a film about George Jones entitled “No Show Jones.”

It will follow Jones’ rise to fame, his marriage to Tammy Wynette, his struggles with substance abuse and his marriage to Nancy, who he credited with saving him from his demons.

Wenkus, who worked closely with the George Jones Estate, is finalizing the script after doing extensive research, conducting dozens of interviews and collaborating with Jones’ widow, Nancy Jones, who is executive producing the film. 28 Entertainment’s Brian A. Hoffman along with the original writer, Dennis Baxter, are producing the project alongside Wenkus. The producers -— who spent time with the country star in his later years (he died in 2013 at the age of 81) -— are introducing the project at the Cannes film market and are looking to attach talent shortly.

“We are very excited about moving into the next phase of bringing George’s remarkable life to the big screen,” Hoffman said. “We are thrilled that so many talented people have shown a great deal of interest in this project.”

George Jones Museum Opens!

George Jones Museum Grand Opening

Some of the biggest stars in country music turned out for a red carpet event Thursday, April 23rd, to commemorate the grand opening of the George Jones Museum, celebrating the life and work of one of the icons of country music. More than 800 people turned out for the gala event.

Among those seen walking the red carpet were Naomi Judd, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, Moe Bandy, Joe Stampley, T. Graham Brown, John Rich, T.G. Sheppard, Dierks Bentley, and Lorrie Morgan. Country music great Jan Howard strolled the museum and shared first-hand stories of the years she knew Jones. But the biggest star of the evening was Jones himself and a musical legacy spanning more than 50 years.

The museum is the result of years’ worth of effort by Jones’s wife, Nancy, who announced the museum’s creation last fall. The grand opening corresponds to the second anniversary of Jones’s passing, April 26. The new museum is a world-class exhibition that documents Jones’s life and cements his position in the history of country music.

“I was so touched to see how all of George’s friends came out tonight,” said Nancy Jones. “George always thought he didn’t have any friends and he’d tell me to build a museum but no one would come. Well, here we are, and everybody came!”

Also among the museum’s first attendees was Jones’s sister, Helen Scroggins. Now 93, she is the last remaining of eight Jones siblings. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, and Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey were among the dozens of celebrities, government officials, and hundreds of music industry professionals who turned out to honor Jones and his legacy.

Spanning more than 44,000 square feet, the George Jones Museum features exhaustive displays of memorabilia and photos, video displays and interactive experiences. The museum also includes a 40-seat, rocking chair theatre that shows clips from Jones’s television broadcasts, concert appearances, and interviews.

In addition to the displays of Jones memorabilia and history in the museum and a lobby gift shop, the George Jones Museum includes two restaurants, a public exhibition space and event center, and a roof-top bar that overlooks the Cumberland River and LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans.

The museum opened to the public Friday, April 24th. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-15. The George Jones Museum is located at 128 Second Avenue North, just one block off of Broadway.

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