TENNESSEE’S STATE ROUTE 96 TO BE RENAMED ‘GEORGE JONES MEMORIAL HIGHWAY’ IN FRANKLIN

A portion of the highway that runs through ten counties from Dickson to Granville, is soon to be renamed after country music icon, George Jones

GEORGE JONES

On the morning of September 10th at 11am, Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson will announce the renaming of Tennessee State Route 96. A portion of the highway is to be renamed after international country music icon, George Jones.

Along with the declaration of the change in highway 96’s namesake, the mayor will also announce George Jones Day. George Jones Day will be set to commemorate Grammy award winner, whose career in country music spanned fifty-nine years, which included the sales of Millions of albums and multiple hit singles.

Throughout his career, George Jones influenced countless country artists, and even after his death in 2013 at the age of 81, his legacy still lives on worldwide. There is a state of the art George Jones Museum downtown Nashville that also has restaurant and bars and the platinum award winning George Jones moonshine and vodka.

 

 


TENNESSEE HIGHWAY 96 MAP

He said I’ll love you ’til I die
She told him you’ll forget in time
As the years went slowly by
She still preyed upon his mind.He kept her picture on his wall
Went half crazy now and then
He still loved her through it all
Hoping she’d come back again.He kept some letters by his bed
Dated 1962
He had underlined in red
Every single I love you.I went to see him just today
Oh, but I didn’t see no tears
All dressed up to go away
First time I’d seen him smile in years.

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they’ll carry him away
He stopped loving her today.

[Spoken:]
Ya’ know she came to see him one last time
Oh, we all wondered if she would
And it kept running through my mind
This time he’s over her for good.

[Sang:]
He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they’ll carry him away
He stopped loving her today…