George Jones' public funeral at the Grand Ole Opry House has added a star-studded slate of country stars to pay tribute to the music icon.
The service is set take place Thursday at 10 am at the Nashville venue. Among others, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Wynonna Judd, Brad Paisley and Randy Travis were announced in a release as performers at the remembrance. Former first lady Laura Bush, Gov. Mike Huckabee and singer Kenny Chesney are slated to make remarks.
Jones died at the age of 81 on April 26 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. "Country music lost a legend today. George Jones is one of the greatest of all time. Rest in peace my friend," wrote Kid Rock on Twitter shortly after the news of Jones passing.
Brad Paisley, in a note posted on Twitter, wrote of the singer: "George Jones' life is an example of so many wonderful things; How someone's God-given gifts can make this a richer, better place. How one human being can overcome adversity, addiction, and life threatening obstacles time and time again. That it is not the stumble or fall that counts, but the willingness to stand again."
A private service for family and friends was set for Wednesday at an unidentified location.