Listing of the Week: George Jones' Tennessee estate

The country-music star was trying to sell his 78-acre equestrian property outside Nashville for 2 years when he died. The price has been cut from $15 million to $8 million.

By Teresa at MSN Real Estate May 2, 2013 2:08PM

Courtesy of Realtor.comCountry-music star George Jones' life was celebrated Thursday with a public funeral at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. Among those who spoke were former first lady Laura Bush, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and a "who's who" of country-music legends.

 

The singer, known for such ballads as "He Stopped Loving Her Today," "Color of the Blues" and "The One I Loved Back Then," was in the middle of a national farewell tour when he died last week at 81.

 

His Franklin, Tenn., country estate remains for sale, offered at $8 million.

 

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Jones and his wife, Nancy, first put the home outside Nashville on the market in March 2011 for $15 million. They tried splitting up the 78-acre parcel and selling it at auction last July, but didn't draw a price they deemed high enough.

The estate includes a 9,704-square-foot luxury home with four bedrooms and five bathrooms -- and a beauty salon -- two guest houses, a nine-stall stable, five outbuildings, a heated saltwater pool, two lakes, an outdoor kitchen with an entertainment area and two garages, one of which holds nine cars.

Many Nashville residents have visited the estate. Until 2010, the entertainer and his wife put on a lavish Christmas-light display for the public at their home.

You can see photos of the home here and a video here.

 

At $8 million, Jones' home is not the most expensive property listed in Franklin. That distinction goes to Bella Rosa, a 48-acre estate listed for $17.5 million.

 

 
59Comments
May 3, 2013 7:46PM
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an unforgettable talent went away. He was the singer of the millennium.



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May 2, 2013 10:30PM
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And when you wake up in the morning you are still in Nashville.
May 2, 2013 10:26PM
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Such a talent, and now he's gone.

 

Think how good he would have been if he had been sober.

May 2, 2013 10:22PM
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George Jones was one of my favorite singers of all time. The country music of the fifties,sixties and seventies were different from today as were the voices that sang them,the songs. He was an icon in music as a number of those with hits back then,each with a different voice. He will be remembered  and so will be his songs. Another country music legend laid to rest. He was one of the few I never got to see in concert that I wanted to.  
May 2, 2013 9:22PM
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Just so some know musicians when they start out they nearly starve to death before they ever get in the money, it is their love of music that pushes them on. George did not make a lot of money in his early years and had to struggle just to make it for a long time before the money started rolling in and hell it was a lot of fun to turn loose and let it go. The fact is I know George would of played even if the money was slim, now he might grump about a little, but he would of played anyway. I want some on here to understand what his wife and family does with what he leaves for them is theirs now to do with as they please and no one else really has a say, so for some of you just leave it in and do not let it out, no one wants to hear your BS.
May 2, 2013 9:08PM
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George, I'll be seeing you one of these days when it is my turn to reach the other shore, all I can say is those were some good times down at the old Shelly's and out at Magnolia Gardens and some of them good old beer drinking pool shooting places, those were the days. Hell I have a head full of your songs and sing them every night while driving my old Pete up and down the highway, my favorite is I am still the same old me, next is walk through this world with me and the list is a life time long. The one thing I have to say George is that no matter all the turns we have made in life can't no one say we didn't do it our way, it sure wasn't all bad don't you know.
May 2, 2013 7:52PM
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Whether you love or hate country music, you had to admire George Jones.  At his best, you could hear a Frank Sinatra song and were just stopped in your tracks by the emotion.  In many ways, however, I think that George Jones had Sinatra beat.  Settle down somewhere quiet and listen, for example, to his phrasing on a song like A Good Year for the Roses.  The man was such an incredible talent.
May 2, 2013 7:20PM
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People read the headline and think they know the whole freakin story. It has been on the market almost 3 years. Geez.
May 2, 2013 6:52PM
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so glad i was able to see him preform live
May 2, 2013 6:35PM
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The nuts on here need to learn to read. The estate went on the market in 2011. This is left wing hateful bigots trying to make people look down on a talented, well deserved,  highly recognized country singer that loved God and his country. On the day he is laid to rest msn "wanna be" reporters get on here and post false posts to degrade him and try to make him out to be an evil rich man only liked by a few. This is what our country is coming to from the left....shameful. RIP George and our prayers go out to your family and all that loved you for who you were.
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GEORGE JONES  WAS A GREAT SINGER MY BROTHERS LIKED HIM TOO THEY ARE IN HEAVE WITH HIM  NO ONE CAN ANY THING BAD ABOUT HIM TO ME I LOVED HIM WAY BACK THEN I AM PROUD THAT HE IS HAPPY IN HEAVE HILLBILLY HEAVE YOU WILL BE MISSED AMEN

May 2, 2013 6:01PM
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Didn't take the buzzards long.  The man is still settling into the ground.
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 I have given my farewell address to the man that made me a country music lover, and all I can say is " Farewell, George". The Good Lord would take care of you, just like you livened our lives with that voice of yours. We cannot replace you. We just have to make do with the legacy you let for us, your fans, and  the world.  This African is already missing you. I can hardly play your CD's, but they are there for me.You made me happy for years and I am a testament to that. " Thanks George."for everything. Except for my Dad, I really loved you when you are on stage belting those melodic tunes. " Goodbye George."
May 2, 2013 5:18PM
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george wae thr best tghere ig and alwas be
May 2, 2013 5:11PM
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I had a 2 CD set of Jones' greatest hits. Some of his songs in his later years were the finest produced records I've ever heard, matching or exceeding Sinatra, Houston, all those people. Incredible production, arranging, engineering, mixing -- so masterfful to do total justice to such a man of deep, deep soul and conviction. If you haven't really sat down with a collection of George Jones' records no matter your tastes in music, you have not lived.
May 2, 2013 5:06PM
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had the pleasure of attending two of his shows in person...at both he had the audiences eating out of his hands...i looked around often, and have never seen such admiration before nor since...pure joy written on every face young and old...have the photos to prove it...no doubt it's happening in heaven now
May 2, 2013 5:06PM
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too bad some jerks rattle off before they know the facts.... everone of his family and friends would rather have him around then have TEN of his estates... (well... mebbe five of 'em)...
May 2, 2013 4:45PM
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So, this is not news folks. They have been trying to sell for 3 years. Leave your nasty remarks inside your heads. Jerks.

 

May 2, 2013 4:44PM
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He intended it as an investment.  Still, that'd be too much space for me.  Too many perfect strangers coming into my space to clean and what not.  Nah, I'll pass.  What I would call home is the one appearing in Senator Fred Thompson's AAG ad.  I'd want neighbors and in a nice neighborhood,  a no crime rate, and good schools not too far away.  Heck, don't forget a church nearby. 
May 2, 2013 4:41PM
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He played REAL country music.  There will never be another one like him.  I got to see him play 3 times, once with Tammy he was the real deal.
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