ROUTE 96 = GEORGE JONES MEMORIAL HIGHWAY
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
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.