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Opry To Throw Birthday Bash For George Jones

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The Grand Ole Opry will throw 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 the Tuesday Night Opry Sept. 13. Among those scheduled to participate in the birthday festivities are Opry members Alan Jackson, Montgomery Gentry, Joe Diffie, Pam Tillis, and Oak Ridge Boys plus special guests Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, and Eric Lee Beddingfield.

Jones, who will turn 80 on Sept. 12, 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,” “White Lightnin’,” “She Thinks I Still Care,” “The Grand Tour,” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” just to name a few.

Fans can take part in the birthday celebration by entering the Opry’s Birthday Bash Dessert Contest. To enter, fans visit the Opry on Facebook, submit their best original dessert recipe, and share with friends to get them to vote. The top three recipes will be prepared by a professional chef and judged by Jones on the night of his Opry party. One grand prize winner will receive a trip to the Opry’s Birthday Bash in October and a chance to have their dessert featured on the menu at the new Opry Backstage Grill.

To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com.

Contact: jerry@nashville.com

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5 comments to Opry To Throw Birthday Bash For George Jones

  • George, you are the best thing that has ever happened to true country music. I have listened to your music for many many years. There is no one out there today that can even come close to what you are and what you stand for. Every song you have recorded, I believe I have listened to all of them. I cannot say enough about how great you are. Words could not even come close to how I feel. There will always be one George Jones, and he is the best.

    Happy Birthday!!!!!! I hope you have a great birthday party, and I’m sure you will, and I wish I could be there to celebrate it with you. It would be a great honor. Once again Happy Birthday and many more to come.

    Cheryl

  • Happy Birthday to you Mr. Jones. I must tell you, My sister has every cd tape record that you every did, IN HER CAR.. and the first thing she tell riders, IF YOU DONT LIKE GEORGE, GET OUT NOW’, I found out just how bad she has the GEORGE diease,, we went all the way from Lakeland Fl to Ashville, NC round trip, and you guessed it..nothing but George comes out of the speakers…I was dreaming of “burn your playhouse down” for 2 weeks…..my sister is Lou Cochran from Highland City Fl. you know just up the road form the Manison.. we go past several times a week and wish you were there. Lou will be at your 80th party, she said, you always showed up for her. she loves you so much and wishes the best for you. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more.

  • I have tickets to be in Nashville at the Opery that night . we are coming from Johnson City Tenn. Love you George and always have i will be 70 next month. We are coming with 2 more couples that we buddy with. Hope to have a ball with you and Allen would love to meet both of you. God Bless Brenda Bare

  • chester martin

    Who was the snger who sang the Medley of George Jones songs?

  • YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN OUR FAVORITE, AND WE ARE GOING ON 60 YEARS TOGETHER, NEXT MAY. MY HUSBAND JUST HAD HIS 78TH B-DAY & I HAD MY 80TH IN FEB. THERE ARE SOME VERY GOOD INTERTAINERS OUT THERE, BUT NONE THAT GIVE US THE FEELING IN OUR HEAD & HEART THAT YOU DO. WE ARE SO HAPPY YOU HAVE THAT WONDERFUL GAL THESE DAYS, YOU COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER. I COULD GO ON FOREVER, BUT I COULD NEVER SAY ENOUGH, YOU ARE #1 AT OUR HOUSE & IN OUR VEHICLES. LOVE YOU GEORGE. GOD BLESS YOU & NANCY.

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