Country Music Legend George Jones Celebrates Star-Studded 80th Birthday At Grand Ole Opry
Performances by Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Lee Ann Womack, and more to air on GAC as “Opry Live” returns to television
Nashville, TN — September 13, 2011
The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® threw an 80th birthday party for one of country music’s all-time most renowned voices, Grand Ole Opry star and Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones, during tonight’s (Sept. 13) sold-out Tuesday Night Opry.
Performances from the show included Jones tributes by several of today’s hottest stars. Alan Jackson performed “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and together with Lee Ann Womack sang “Golden Ring.” Jamey Johnson performed “Whose Gonna Fill Their Shoes,” while The Oak Ridge Boys entertained with “Same Ole Me.” These amazing performances and more can be seen nationally Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. Central as “Opry Live” returns to GAC (Great American Country) with six new star-packed episodes.
Jones, who turned 80 yesterday, became a Grand Ole Opry member 55 years ago. His classics have stood the test of time, to say the least, including his first hit in 1955, “Why, Baby, Why,” “She Thinks I Still Care,” and “The Door” just to name a few.
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