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2010-09-29 00:28:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Country music's most famous show has come home. The Grand Ole Opry raised the curtain on its historic first show back at the Grand Ole Opry House tonight to reveal the silhouettes of nine-year Opry member Brad Paisley and 61-year Opry veteran Jimmy Dickens center stage on the renowned circle of wood from the Ryman Auditorium. Paisley began singing the standard "Will the Circle be Unbroken," with Dickens joining in on the chorus as cast members...

2010-08-25 15:05:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Country music's most famous show is coming home. Grand Ole Opry officials today announced that the show, displaced from its permanent home due to May's historic Nashville flood, will return to the Grand Ole Opry House with a star-packed show Tues., Sept. 28. Among the artists scheduled for the show are Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels Band, Diamond Rio, Jimmy Dickens, Del McCoury Band, Montgomery Gentry, Brad Paisley,...

2010-04-29 12:21:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Grand Ole Opry superstars Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, and Steve Wariner are picking up their guitars and hitting the Opry stage Tues., May 25 to officially launch a months-long celebration of the Opry's 85th birthday with an all-star guitar jam. As a part of the night's Tuesday Night Opry, each Opry member will take the stage individually followed by a guitar jam finale featuring the group's take on some of the most popular songs in...

2005-09-01 13:08:36

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - When country music pioneer DeFord Bailey is officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in the fall, he will become just the second black performer to join its august 95-member ranks, joining 2000 inductee Charley Pride. Bailey's name will enter the Country Hall's rolls November 15 during the Country Music Assn.'s awards ceremony at New York's Madison Square Garden. It will be close to 80 years after country's "Harmonica...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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