Artists, fans memorialize George Jones

Thousands of fans packed the Grand Ole Opry House on Thursday morning to say goodbye to legendary country singer George Jones, who died last week. The memorial service included performances by country singers and stories about Jones from other dignitaries like Former First Lady Laura Bush.

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  1. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said that he was taken to a country music bar on a trip to Tokoyo. The first song they played was a Jones song.
  2. CBS News journalist Bob Schieffer recalled a 2009 interview he did with Jones.
  3. Earlier in the memorial service, Schieffer said that Laura Bush personally requested to present Jones with the Kennedy Center honor in 2008. She was the first First Lady to present at the ceremony.