Hopefully, this will be the extent of today’s solemnity.
The memorial service for country music legend George Jones, who passed away last Friday at age 81 after a brief hospitalization for fever and high blood pressure, is currently airing live on CMT. However, the star-studded gala, from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., is also streaming live online.
Former First Lady Laura Bush, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, CBS news correspondent Bob Schieffer, the Opry’s general manager Pete Fisher and country stars Kenny Chesney, Travis Tritt, Charlie Daniels and Barbara Mandrell are scheduled to speak at the event. The stream is embedded below:
If the embed isn’t working for you, the event is also streaming live here.