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Movie About George Jones’ Life in the Works

The life story of one of country music's most celebrated singers is going to be told in a feature film. George Jones and his wife Nancy were working with a screenwriter in the years leading up to the legend's death. The biopic has the singer's blessing, and now has a production company to produce it.

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Randy Travis Debuts Moving George Jones Tribute ‘Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum’

Beloved country star George Jones will forever be remembered as Possum, thanks to Randy Travis, who debuted a deeply moving song in tribute to the iconic singer, appropriately titled 'Tonight I'm Playin' Possum.'

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Naomi Judd Takes CMT to Task for ‘By the Way’ Mention of George Jones During Awards Show

Naomi Judd feels CMT did George Jones a disservice by limiting their tribute to the Possum during the 2013 CMT Music Awards. In addition to the short time allotted for the dedication, the legend was critical of the group the network chose to perform Jones' music.

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George Jones to Be Honored Through Future Monument, His Wife Announces

The late George Jones was a legend in country music, and his impact on the genre will live on in more ways than one. Soon, a monument will be constructed for Jones at Woodlawn Cemetery, where he is buried.

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How George Jones Wanted to Be Remembered

George Jones was aware of his legacy at least as far back as 2005. That's when he conducted an interview with Taste of Country sister station WGNA in Albany, N.Y. and talked about how he'd like to be remembered. The Possum considered the good and bad of how he'd lived and summed it up for his audience. 

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Watch Alan Jackson Perform ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ at George Jones’ Funeral

Country superstar Alan Jackson closed out George Jones' funeral service in Nashville last Thursday with a fitting version of 'He Stopped Loving Her Today.' Now, the Grand Ole Opry has placed the video online for fans to enjoy.

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Keith Richards on George Jones: ‘He Was Pure American Music’

Of all of the accolades and remembrances that have poured in about George Jones since the singer's passing on (April 26), none is more unexpected -- or genuinely touching -- than that of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

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George Jones’ Album Sales Skyrocket After His Death

The iconic George Jones was laid to rest in Nashville Thursday (May 2), but he will not be forgotten. In the week following his death, Jones' album sales have increased a whopping 1000 %, which is a sweet tribute to the singer's phenomenal influence on country music. 

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Brad Paisley Writes Personal Essay About Friendship With George Jones

Brad Paisley tweeted a touching tribute to the late George Jones last week, immediately after The Possum's passing. Now, the singer has penned an essay, detailing both his appreciation for and his friendship with Jones, which was published by Billboard.

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Family, Friends and Fans Come Together for George Jones’ Funeral – Pictures

George Jones was laid to rest on Thursday (May 2). After a nearly three-hour-long celebration of his life at the Grand Ole Opry, the country legend was buried during a service at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville. It was an emotional day, but not one without a few smiles -- and even bursts of laughter -- as friends, family and fans shared memories of the Possum. 

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