George Jones Funeral Will Air on CMT

Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and former first lady Laura Bush will be among those paying tribute to George Jones during his funeral at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. CMT will televise the service Thursday (May 2) at 10 a.m. CT. The coverage will be hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan and Katie Cook. Jackson, Paisley, Kid Rock, Ronnie Milsap, Vince Gill, Charlie Daniels and Randy Travis will perform musical tributes to the Country Music Hall of Fame member who died Friday at age 81. Eulogies will be provided by Chesney, Bush, Barbara Mandrell, CBS-TV newsman Bob Schieffer and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. The funeral is open to the public.