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George Jones monument unveiled at Woodlawn Cemetery

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV-AP) -

It's been seven months since the world said goodbye to one of the greats of country music, George Jones. But fans of The Possum now have a place to remember the iconic musician.

This week has been dubbed "George Jones Week" in Nashville, and it began Monday with the unveiling of a monument at his gravesite and the announcement of a college scholarship in his name.

The monument features a large arch with his best known song title, "He Stopped Loving Her Today," inscribed in the stone under his name.

It also features images of Jones and his widow, Nancy Jones, plus two benches placed on either side of his grave for visiting fans.

"All of his fans are really hardcore country music fans," Nancy Jones said. "I think they deserve to come out and see something just a little different. They can sit on the bench and see their idol."

Nancy Jones told reporters that the singer began the design for the monument years ago, but it wasn't complete when he died in April at age 81.

She also said that she would be starting a scholarship at Middle Tennessee State University.

A tribute concert honoring George Jones is set for Friday at Bridgestone Arena with more than 100 guest artists, including many of the top acts in country music, signed on to perform.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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