I heard the news Friday morning at Sewerfest. "The Possum" was such a musical icon that artists throughout the weekend acknowledged from Merlefest's stages that George Jones's death was a loss to the world of music. When even Warren Haynes and James Nash - not exactly your traditional country musicians - recognized that loss, you knew the reach of Jones's influence was far. His funeral service in Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House was attended by a constellation of stars and a First Lady; Merlefest's Thursday night headliner, Charlie Daniels, gave a moving tribute. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57582503/friends-pay-tribute-to-george-jones-at-funeral/
But this video of Alan Jackson from his show in Atlanta the evening of the day George Jones passed away is especially moving on several levels.
One has to wonder if he's checked in with St. Peter yet - Rest In Peace, No Show Jones.