George Jones Museum to Open in Downtown Nashville
George Jones fans will soon have another way to remember the country music icon. His widow, Nancy, has announced plans to open museum in his honor, in the heart of Nashville, Tenn.
"We are overjoyed to share George's legacy and memory with the Nashville community," she says in a statement. "We hope that this will draw George's friends and fans worldwide to our great city. George and I made this our home, and he would be happy to know that we found a home to continue his legacy in the heart of Music City."
Jones purchased the four-story, 44,000 square-foot property, at 128 and 130 Second Ave., for $4.35 million last week. Although an opening date has not been announced, the museum will include a gift shop, restaurant, event space and music venue, in addition to plenty of Jones' memorabilia.
The location is home to the former Graham Central Station nightclub complex, which had two clubs shut down earlier this year by Metro Police for excessive criminal activity.
The Possum passed away on April 26, 2013, from complications from pneumonia. He is buried at Nashville's Woodlawn Cemetery, where a monument with the words 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' stands in his memory.