FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2007 file photo, George Jones is shown in Nashville, Tenn. Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81. Jones died Friday, April 26, 2013 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, according to his publicist Kirt Webster. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)
NASHVILLE, Tenn.(WVLT)--Thousands of fans joined some of country music's biggest stars in mourning George Jones.
The late country music superstar's funeral was Thursday morning at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Jones died last week at 81.
Former first lady Laura Bush spoke at the funeral along with friends and fellow country stars Barbara Mandrell and Kenny Chesney. Jones was also serenaded by Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna Judd, Charlie Daniels and Randy Travis, who were all scheduled perform at the public memorial with several others.
The funeral was broadcast live on cable music television channels CMT and GAC and -- in a nod to simpler times when Jones was at his biggest -- on all local television networks.