"George Jones Week" kicked off Monday with an unveiling of a monument & a special announcement by his widow Nancy Jones at the Woodland Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park. The event was open to the public.A monument has “He Stopped Loving Her Today” engraved above a guitar and an etched photo of George and Nancy, framed by an archway with the name “Jones.”Prior to the unveiling, Nancy announced the creation of a new scholarship at Middle Tennessee State University in honor of George. The fund will help enable MTSU students to pursue their musical and creative dreams.
More than a hundred acts are flocking to Nashville to honor George at Friday’s Playin’ Possum! The Final No Show, a tribute concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.