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Miranda Lambert Opens Up About Turning 30 and Life in the Spotlight

Miranda Lambert Opens Up About Turning 30 and Life in the Spotlight

Originally posted 03/25/2014 03:30PM

It's a sub-freezing February afternoon in Nashville and Miranda Lambert has just slipped into a $9,000 strapless silk chiffon gown. In a minute, she'll brave the cold to step outside in front of a waiting camera, but at the moment, she's poking fun at the decadence of couture: "This is what famous people do – lounge around in gowns all day!" she jokes.

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Country Music Royalty Remember George Jones at Funeral

George Jones Remembered by Country Stars at Funeral

Originally posted 05/02/2013 05:50PM

For a guy who sang so many sad songs, George Jones left behind a lot of laughs.

There was more humor than sadness at Jones's funeral Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry House as thousands gathered in Nashville – some arriving hours before sunrise –to pay their respects to the man whose voice has defined country music for more than half a century.

Friend after friend related stories of Jones' kindness, his love for his widow, Nancy, who's credited with helping him survive his personal demons later in life, and the funny little moments that will stick with them always.

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Public Invited to George Jones's Funeral on Thursday | Carrie Underwood, George Jones

George Jones Funeral to Be Open to the Public

Originally posted 04/29/2013 09:05AM

A public funeral will be held at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville for country music superstar George Jones, who died Friday at the age of 81.

Publicist Kirt Webster said in a statement that the public funeral will be held Thursday starting at 10 a.m. Webster says Jones would have wanted his fans everywhere to be able to pay their respects along with his family.

A private visitation for family, friends and fellow performers will take place Wednesday evening. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made to the Grand Ole Opry trust fund or the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
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Kenny Chesney: George Jones Was Real, Tortured and More Alive Than Anyone | George Jones, Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney: George Jones Was Real, Tortured and More Alive Than Anyone

Originally posted 04/26/2013 05:30PM

With the passing of country icon George Jones, many will remember the singer's mythical stories of hard-living and never showing up for concerts.  

But Kenny Chesney says his friend was a supportive force in his life when he was just starting his career. And he recalls opening up for Jones during his reunion tour with Tammy Wynette in 1995.  

"I thought I'd made it," Chesney said in a statement Friday. "Then one night, George asked me if I was heading home because he and [his wife] Nancy had a plane, and they'd take me. I remember sitting on that jet, thinking, 'This can't be happening.' Because he was George Jones and I was some kid from nowhere. I'm sure he knew, but he was generous to kids chasing the dream and I never forgot it."

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Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and More Pay Tribute to George Jones | Carrie Underwood, George Jones

George Jones Remembered by Country Stars

Originally posted 04/26/2013 12:45PM

He was the "greatest singer of all time," according to Brad Paisley, and on Friday, legendary singer George Jones's passing had the country community remembering him fondly. Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and others took to Twitter to share their love and respect of the singer, who died at age 81 Friday.

Jones was scheduled to start his farewell tour this May, culminating with a final concert this November in Nashville, Tenn. Tickets were already sold out for the show which was to include Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Rogers, Kid Rock and Cyndi Lauper.

See how the country music community has mourned the loss of George Jones and honored the life he lived.

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Country Legend George Jones Dies at 81

George Jones, Country Superstar, Dies at 81

Originally posted 04/26/2013 10:20AM

George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81.

Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure.

Known for his clenched, precise baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s, and was idolized not just by fellow country singers, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others.

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