Highway 96 Renamed to George Jone Memorial Highway
Yesterday was a day of celebrations and memorials. In Franklin, county Mayor Roger Anderson declared that September 10th will be known as George Jones Day. Nancy Jones,wife of George Jones, was on hand to accept the declaration. In addition to naming September 10th, George Jones Day, a portion of Highway 96 will now be named George Jones Highway, the sign will appear on the bridge on 96 “that changed George’s life” said Nancy Jones. It was after that accident that George quit drinking, and smoking for good, Jones goes on to say.
On Saturday,September 12th, George Jones Museum in downtown Nashville will celebrate George Jones birthday with live music,cupcakes,a special four foot cake with the likeness of George along with a $5 discount off the admission price to the museum by mentioning the word “Jones.”
Music City Walk of Fame in Downtown Nashville
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks received their Walk of Fame star. It was the first time a couple had been awarded their star at the same time.
Trisha Yearwood who attended Belmont University also volunteered at the Country Music Hall of Fame now has her own star on the Music City Walk of Fame. Trisha Yearwood currently has a exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame where she donated memorabilia to the museum. See our video below where she accepted her star.
Trisha Yearwood accepting her star
Posted by Williamson Source on Thursday, September 10, 2015
Garth Brooks who recently came out of retirement only to receive a CMA nomination for Entertainer of the Year just days ago also took his spot on the Music City Walk of Fame next to Loretta Lynn.
Mayor Karl Dean spoke of Brooks dedication to Nashville during the 100 year flood where he held 9 shows donating all of the proceeds to the rebuilding of Nashville which equated to 4 million dollars.
As the ceremony came to a close, there was a surprise star announced. Mayor Karl Dean was honored with a star on the Music City Walk of Fame for his dedication to shining a light on Nashville, bringing a Food & Wine Festival to the city, and for creating a place that makes Nashville a desirable destination.
When we asked Dean what he will do after his Mayoral term? “First, I am going to take a two week vacation with my wife to relax. Then I will be teaching a Political Science course at Belmont University. I plan to stay involved in public service in some capacity.”More Entertainment Stories