Highway 96

On September 10th at 11am, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson announced the renaming of a portion of Tennessee State Highway 96. A portion of the highway is to be renamed after international country music icon, George Jones.

George Jones Highway

Along with the declaration of the change in highway 96’s namesake, the mayor will also announce George Jones Day. George Jones Day will be set to commemorate the Grammy award winner, whose career in country music spanned fifty-nine years, which included the sales of millions of albums and multiple hit singles.

George Jones
. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Throughout his career, George Jones influenced countless country artists, and even after his death in 2013 at the age of 81, his legacy still lives on worldwide. There is a state of the art George Jones Museum  in downtown Nashville that also has restaurant and bars and the platinum award winning George Jones moonshine and vodka.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Great … naming a highway after a man that admittedly harmed himself and others behind the wheel while on drugs and alc9hol on many multiple occasions.

  2. I assume that it will be legal to drive drunk on this road once it has been re-named. Possum seemed to have gotten away with it.

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