Fans, Friends and Family of George Jones gathered Monday afternoon at Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Memorial Park in Nashville for the unveiling of a monument at Jones’ graveside. Country Music Hall of Famer Billy Sherrill, who produced numerous Jones hits, including the masterwork “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” was there to stand beside Jones’ wife, Nancy Jones, as the monument was revealed.
“His fans deserve to come out and see something a little different, to sit there on that bench and see their idol,” said Nancy Jones, just prior to the unveiling that kicked off “George Jones Week.”
The week will include star-packed Lower Broadway street parties on Thursday and Friday and a more than 120-artist mega-concert at Bridgestone Arena on Friday, billed as “Playin’ Possum! The Final NO SHOW.” The concert was designed to be Jones’ final concert of his farewell tour before his retirement, but it became a tribute after the Country Music Hall of Famer died in April.
The right side of the Woodlawn memorial is blank, reserved for Nancy Jones. The left side memorializes George Jones, who died April 26 at age 81. Story from The Tennessean where you can read more.