The songs of George Jones are about to come alive in a whole new way

Nearly two years after his passing, the music of country legend George Jones is about to experience a rebirth of sorts.

On April 24, the George Jones Museum will officially open.

During a red carpet event on April 23, country stars such as Naomi Judd, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, Moe Bandy, Joe Stampley, T. Graham Brown, John Rich, T.G. Sheppard, Dierks Bentley, and Lorrie Morgan all turned out to support the museum, which has lovingly been cared for by Jones’ dear wife Nancy.

“I was so touched to see how all of George’s friends came out tonight,” said Nancy Jones. “George always thought he didn’t have any friends and he’d tell me to build a museum but no one would come. Well, here we are, and everybody came!”

The museum, situated in the heart of Nashville, will “document Jones’s life and cement his position in the history of country music,” according to a recent press release.

Over a span of 44,000 square feet, the museum will house a multitude of George Jones’ displays, along with a “40-seat, rocking chair theatre that shows clips from Jones’s television broadcasts, concert appearances, and interviews.”

Tickets for admission into this world-class museum are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 6-15.  For more information, please visit

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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