Williamson County, Tennessee is celebrating the legacy of country music icon George Jones. Yesterday, the county mayor announced a portion of State Route 96 will be named after Jones. The mayor also announced ‘George Jones Day,’ in honor of the Grammy award.
At the location of the memorial, Jones was in a car accident in 1999– an experience that many say changed his life.
“I can see or hear George right now saying, ‘Honey, please stop, this is embarrassing,’” Nancy Jones said. “But it’s not, because that man loved what he did and that was country music, and he loved Williamson County.”
“He earned the right to have a permanent marker here in our county,” County Mayor Rogers Anderson said.

 

Thanks to NBC 4 in Nashville, WSMV for the picture