The George Jones tribute concert opened Friday night with Big & Rich rolling onto the stage on riding lawn mowers. Sam Moore serenaded Jones' widow, Nancy. And Megadeth rocked in memory of 'King George.'
There was more humour than sadness at George Jones' funeral Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry House as thousands gathered in Nashville -- some arriving hours before sunrise -- to pay their respects to the man whose voice has defined country music for more than half a century.
George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic 'He Stopped Loving Her Today,' has died. He was 81.