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2013-08-30 23:19:33

48th annual show to air on ABC television stations across the country this Sunday. TUCSON, Ariz., (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 The Grand Ole Opry will be showcased this weekend on the MDA Show of Strength Telethon when an Opry performance by hit-maker Luke Bryan is aired on the 48th annual show, Sunday, Sept. 1, 9/8c, on ABC television stations across the country. During the two-hour broadcast, Bryan sings one of his early hits "Country Man" as part of the telethon, which in the past...

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...

2010-03-16 08:00:00

ENCINO, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country (GAC) announced today that Luke Bryan, Gloriana and Joey + Rory have been named Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo, respectively. The three winners are now considered nominees for the Top New Artist award, which will be given out on the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 18, 2010...

2009-12-09 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10: GRAND OLE OPRY Profile America -- Thursday, December 10th. Country music and radio joined together on this date in 1927 to create one of the most successful popular culture icons. The occasion was the first broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry on WSM in Nashville, Tennessee. After...

2009-09-20 14:36:05

Authorities in Brown County, Ind., say the Little Nashville Opry concert venue was gutted by a late-night fire. The Indianapolis Star said Sunday the popular concert hall in Nashville, Ind., suffered significant damage in a fire late Saturday night, prompting authorities to evacuate nearby buildings as a precaution. It's not even going to be here anymore, an unidentified Brown County Sheriff's Department dispatcher said of the music site. Lauren Lindner, 24, said she was one of the people...

2009-09-02 21:19:54

The fraternal singing duos The Bellamy Brothers and The Bacon Brothers have performed together for the first time, Nashville's Grand Ole Opry said Wednesday. The Bellamys Tuesday performed If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me) and then invited their special guests, the Bacons, on stage for their current single and collaboration, Guilty of the Crime. The two pairs of brothers -- David and Howard Bellamy, and actor Kevin Bacon and his brother Michael -- closed out...

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