George Jones Museum Under New Ownership
The George Jones Museum in Nashville is getting a new owner, but its honorable reflection of the legendary country singer remains intact.
According to the Tennessean, the complex and museum located in downtown Nashville, Tenn., featuring artifacts from the life and career of George Jones has been purchased by Possum Holdings LLC, which will manage the operations of the museum complex including the restaurant, bars, event space and museum in partnership with Good Time Design.
“George Jones is one of the most iconic figures in country music history. Not only did the real estate intrigue us, but expanding the Jones legacy fueled our interest in building a world-class brand,” says Possum Holdings Principal Paul Jankowski in a press release. The company also gains ownership of Jones' name, image an likeness with the purchase of a Master License. In addition to the museum, the four-story building is home to a rooftop bar and event space.
The George Jones Museum opened its doors in Nashville in 2015 and boasts a variety of tokens from the legend's career, including his first guitar, membership card from the Grand Ole Opry, various Grammy and CMA Awards and entire display dedicated to his career-defining hit, "He Stopped Loving Her Today," along with personal mementos like his red Chevy truck and green John Deere tractor.
The museum pays tribute to Jones' career. The icon passed away in April 2013 from respiratory failure at the age of 81. Many of the items on display were donated by his wife, Nancy Jones. Jones' funeral took place at the Grand Ole Opry, where his life and legacy was honored by some of country music's biggest stars including Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Tanya Tucker, Charlie Daniels and many more.
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