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Kid Rock and Brad Paisley to perform at George Jones' funeral

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May 01, 2013 | 7:02pm EDT

Kid Rock, Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson are among the stars who will perform at George Jones' funeral in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday (02May13). The 81-year-old country music icon passed away in hospital on Friday (26Apr13), and the cream of country music will head to The Grand Ole Opry House to pay their respects to the veteran. A post on Jones' website reveals Kenny Chesney, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd and Randy Travis are also among the stars who will perform or speak at the ceremony, while former U.S. First Lady Laura Bush will also step up to remember the legend. Jones' publicist Kirt Webster states, "The calibre of speakers and performers is a testament to what George Jones meant to everyone in the world. (Wife) Nancy is overwhelmed by the love and support of not only George's fans, but also the music community, public figures and friends." A private memorial for Jones' loved ones and fellow performers is scheduled to take place on Wednesday evening (01May13).

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