Oh lordy what a send-off yesterday for George Jones. People camped out all night to get into the Opry House. The interviews with the fans in line were not exactly hard-hitting news.
Reporter: “Why are you here today?”
Fan: “To pay my respects to George Jones.”
Reporter: “How long have you been here?”
Fan: “Drove from West Virginia. Got here last night.”
Reporter [nodding earnestly]: “You’re a fan?”
Fan [incredulous expression]: “Uh. Yeah.”
Reporter: “OK back to you, Jim.”
I honestly don’t know if anybody can handle this, but here are the irresistible Vince Gill and the peerless Patty Loveless, offering up Vince’s classic “Go Rest High on That Mountain.”
That’s Garth and Trisha in the crowd, standing, toward the end. A funeral with standing ovations is so Nashville.