Nashville to House George Jones Museum and Event Center
The legacy of country icon George Jones will live on in Music City. The George Jones Museum and event center is in its planning stages, set to open next spring.
Nancy Jones, the singer's widow, is behind this exciting development. She paid $4.35 million on Friday (Sept. 26) for a complex at 128 and 130 Second Ave. N. in Nashville, a building which was formerly the Graham Central Station nightclub complex. Now, it will welcome country fans from near and far.
The museum will open April 26, 2015, and the date has extreme significance. It marks two years to the date of Jones' passing at age 81.
While the museum is still in the works, Nancy explains that the four-story, 44,000 square-foot facility will host a gift shop, restaurant, event space and music venue. "We are overjoyed to share George's legacy and memory with the Nashville community," she shares. "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."
According to spokesperson for the family, Jeremy Westby, a development partner for the project will be selected at a later date.
The Possum would certainly be proud to know that his name will live on in his beloved Nashville. In addition to the upcoming museum, he also has a headstone that has attracted numerous fans and a scholarship fund at Murfreesboro's MTSU.
Nancy has said before that she's "never going to let George’s legacy die,” and she's holding true to her word.
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