George Jones Celebrates 80th Birthday at Grand Ole Opry

Written by SLN Staff Writer
George Jones Celebrates 80th Birthday at Grand Ole Opry

(Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, Eric Lee Beddingfield, George Jones, Joe Diffie, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban)

The Grand Ole Opry 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 Tuesday night’s sold-out 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 on Monday, 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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Lee Ann Womack & Alan Jackson

Jamey Johnson