George Jones Museum Will Open in April

New Museum Will Be in Downtown Nashville

The George Jones Museum is slated to open the weekend of April 24 in downtown Nashville, his widow Nancy Jones announced Monday (Jan. 12).

The opening coincides with the anniversary of Jones’ death on April 26, 2012.

According to press materials, exhibits will show his development from his childhood to singing as a teenager on the streets of Galveston, Texas. There will also be documentation of his time spent serving his country in the United States Marines, as well as his time behind the microphone as a radio announcer for KTXJ in Jasper, Texas, one of the jobs Jones held before stardom.

An interactive booth will also allow visitors to sing with Jones, who joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992. His numerous awards will also be on display. The museum will also house a theater, restaurant, event space, gift shop and rooftop bar. The George Jones Museum will be located at 128 Second Ave. N. in Nashville.

Craig Shelburne has been writing for CMT.com since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.