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Former first lady Laura Bush and Kenny Chesney are among those scheduled to speak at George Jones‘ funeral Thursday morning at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Randy Travis, Kid Rock and Wynonna have signed on to perform musical tributes to Jones as well.

Barbara Mandrell, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and CBS News’s Bob Schieffer round out the list of big names eulogizing the late country legend. The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt and Ronnie Milsap will perform as well.

Fans who can’t make it to the service, which is open to the public, can watch the funeral live on GAC and CMT at 11 a.m. Eastern.

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