Reports that Alan Jackson‘s middle daughter Ali was hospitalized after a car accident have proven untrue after the singer’s publicist confirmed the story was a hoax. A fake Alan Jackson Facebook page was set up with a post that seemed to come from Alan himself. It was not his official page, however. Similar hoaxes have fooled fans of Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton in recent years. This one claimed Ali Jackson was in a car accident and seemed fine until she began coughing up blood during dinner. In addition to hundreds of fans, singer Wynonna Judd was among those tricked, all offering support of Jackson and his family. Yesterday, Alan’s team left this message on his official account: "Hey, folks – we appreciate your thoughts and concerns for Alan’s family. There is someone posing as Alan on Facebook and posting false information about him and his family. We want everyone to know his family is fine. Please keep in mind that this is the only accurate and official Facebook page for Alan Jackson. Thanks again."
The Grand Ole Opry dedicated its shows over the weekend to the late George Jones. Friday's sold-out Opry performance featured surprise guest Brad Paisley, who closed the show with "Amazing Grace" with Jon Conlee. Montgomery Gentry performed "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes," while Christian country artist Jason Crabb covered "He Stopped Loving Her Today." At Saturday's show, newcomers Kristen Kelly and Morgan Frazier performed "Choices" and "White Lightning," respectively.
George Jones’ funeral will take place on Thursday, May 2nd at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee, starting at 10 am and will be open to the public.
“The Voice” of Country Music fell silent with the passing of the iconic legend, George Jones in Nashville at the age of 81. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1956, George Jones achieved perhaps his greatest personal honor when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that contributions be made to the Grand Ole Opry trust fund:
Opry Trust Fund
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
or to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum at http://store.countrymusichalloffame.com/categories/Donate/
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If you have ever listened to country music, at any point in your life, you have felt the influence of George Jones. He has had hits on the radio for more than six decades. We all have our favorites, for different reasons. I thought I would share my Top Ten list.
1. "He Stopped Loving Her Today"
2. "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes"
3. "Golden Ring" with Tammy Wynette
4. "Still Doin' Time"
6. "Tennessee Whiskey"
7. "She's My Rock"
8. "She Thinks I Still Care"
9. "Two Story House" with Tammy Wynette
10. "Radio Lover"
Unfortunately, over the last ten years, most radio has moved on to a differnt style of country, so there will be some in the family who have never had the pleasure of hearing Jones tear your heart out with a song. Too bad for them.