Country Music Stars to Sing for Bush at Funeral - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Country Music Stars to Sing for Bush at Funeral

The Oak Ridge Boys will perform "Amazing Grace" and Reba McEntire will sing "The Lord's Prayer"

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    George H.W. Bush Will Journey Through Texas One Last Time

    Thursday marks the final farewell to former President George H.W. Bush in Texas. His body will be transported from Spring in Harris County to his final resting place at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. (Published Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018)

    The Houston funeral for George H.W. Bush will feature music from some of the former president's favorite country music stars.

    The Oak Ridge Boys will perform "Amazing Grace" and Reba McEntire will sing "The Lord's Prayer" at Thursday's services at Houston's St. Martin's Episcopal Church.

    Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys says Bush had personally requested that the group sing "Amazing Grace" at his funeral. Allen told The Tennessean newspaper the band did an impromptu performance for Bush at the White House when Bush was vice president and that began a decades-long friendship.

    Allen said the band is honored to keep its promise to Bush to perform at his funeral.

    Largest 'Missing Man' Formation Flyover to Honor Bush

    [DFW] Largest 'Missing Man' Formation Flyover to Honor Bush

    The aircraft at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth will take part in the largest ever missing man formation flyover to honor former President George H.W. Bush when his casket arrives by train in College Station Thursday, officials at NASJRB said.

    (Published Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018)

    Mourners began lining up outside of the church Wednesday morning, hours before his vitiation was due to start.

    The train carrying Bush from Houston to College Station will be powered by Locomotive 4141, an engine repainted to resemble Air Force One and named in his honor after he took a spin at the controls in 2005.

    Along the way, in small, Central Texas towns, thousands of people are expected to line the tracks to say goodbye and pay homage to our nation's 41st president as he passes.

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