The opening date has been set for the forthcoming George Jones Museum, to be located at 128 2nd Ave. N. in downtown Nashville.
Jones’ wife Nancy announced today (Jan. 12) that opening weekend will take place April 24, coinciding with the second anniversary of the country legend’s death. Jones died on April 26, 2013.
The museum will give visitors an intimate look at Jones’ life and career, complete with gold and platinum music plaques, career memorabilia, a theater which will show videos of historic Jones performances, a restaurant, an event space, a gift shop, and a 75-foot rooftop bar overlooking the Cumberland River.
Exhibits will show his development from his childhood, to singing as a teenager on the streets of Galveston. 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, prior to his legendary career in country music.
To further commemorate the museum’s launch, opening weekend will highlight the new White Lightning Moonshine, a partnership with Silver Trail Distillery, a brand that pays homage to the J.P. Richardson-penned song of the same title (Jones’ first Billboard chart-topper from 1959).
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