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Friends of the late country music superstar George Jones have been remembered him for his kindness and love for his widow. An overflow crowd paid respects to Jones at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville during a public funeral. Several country stars and other notable figures sang and spoke during the nearly three-hour service…
If it weren't for George Jones, Brad Paisley would be stuck with a horse in a condo. Paisley spoke at Jones' funeral yesterday, and he says Jones let him keep the horse at his farm and would often stop to talk when Paisley came to care for it.
Barbara Mandrell remembered the kindnesses Jones showed her when she was a scared 13-year-old girl just getting her start in the business.
Vince Gill says Jones gave him the nickname "Sweet Pea," which he didn't like initially but now he treasures.
Jones' funeral was held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, and performers included Paisley, Gill, Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, Kid Rock, Alan Jackson, Charlie Daniels, Wynonna Judd, Travis Tritt and Randy Travis. Some fans stood in line for 24 hours to get a seat. Jones died last week at age 81.
George Jones has hit chart records in death that he never did when he was alive. Billboard reports Jones' 1998 release "16 Biggest Hits" is number 42 on the Billboard 200 chart. Jones never hit higher than number 53 on the Billboard 200. Jones also sold 149,000 digital downloads in the past week. That's more than he sold in all of 2013 before his death.