GEORGE JONES SCHOLARSHIP FUND TOPS $171,000

GEORGE JONES SCHOLARSHIP FUND TOPS $171,000

Nancy Jones, the widow of seven-time CMA Award winner George Jones, has announced that The George Jones Scholarship Fund at Middle Tennessee State University has raised in excess of $171,000.

“George received help from people as he strove to have a Country Music career,” Nancy Jones said. “So I am thrilled that we will be able to help young people in the name of George Jones. I know he would have loved this.”

To mark the one-year anniversary of her husband’s passing on April 26, 2013, at the age of 81, Nancy Jones and the Jones family planted two dogwood trees at the “He Stopped Loving Her Today” monument at Nashville’s Woodlawn Cemetery.

“I am determined to keep George’s legacy alive,” she added. “George loved his fans so much. They supported him throughout his entire career.”

Donations can be made at MTSU.edu/give or by mail to The George Jones Scholarship Fund, MTSU, Office of Development, Box 109, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132. For more information, call (615) 898-5595 or email devofc@mtsu.edu.

Jones won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance, Male. The first came in 1980 for “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” followed by “Choices” in 1999. He was inducted into CMA’s Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992.

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George Jones performed at CMA’s 28th Annual Fan Fair in Downtown Nashville on June 14, 1999.

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