By Marissa G. Muller
George Jones‘ legacy will live on even longer this spring when his own museum opens this April 24 in Nashville.
Simply named the George Jones Museum, the project is being led by his widow, Nancy Jones. Fans will be given the chance to trace the history of the performer’s life, all the way from his childhood roots in Saratoga, Texas, to his teen years singing on the streets of Galveston, Texas, his experience serving in the United States Marines, and his last job as a radio announcer for KTXJ before he hit it big as a singer.
The exhibit will also touch on his marriage and collaborations with Tammy Wynette from 1969 to 1975 and his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.
Of course, there will also be plenty of floor space dedicated to Jones’ rise as a performer. Screens will project footage of his performances and interviews throughout the years and there will even be an area where visitors can interactively sing along with Jones in a booth.