(Courtesy George Jones Museum)
George “The Possum” Jones is arguably the greatest voice in country music. He's responsible for top-ten hits like “The Grand Tour,” “Tender Years,” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” considered by many to be the greatest country music song of all time. Upon his death in 2013, the country legend’s widow Nancy Jones began plans for carrying on the Possum’s legacy while honoring his tumultuous past. What resulted from Jones’ vision is the four-level, 44,000 squarefoot George Jones Museum replete with a restaurant, gift shop and rooftop bar right on the Cumberland River and steps from Lower Broadway. Lucky for visitors, Jones hung on to thousands of her husband’s belongings, like a riding lawn mower the Possum once took on a drunken eight-mile trek to the liquor store, and the singer’s color-spectrum of cowboy boots and bedazzled costumes. Tickets: adults $20, kids 15 and under $15.