When Grand Ole Opry superstars Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, and Steve Wariner pick up their guitars and hit the Opry stage next Tuesday, the world will be able to watch them live. The show will be available via live stream, powered by iClips, at opry.com beginning at 8:00 CT. The show will also be available on iClips.net as well as other various web destinations and broadcast live on 650 WSM-AM and wsmonline.com. The night is set to both raise funds for Middle Tennessee flood relief and kick off the Opry’s months-long 85th Birthday Celebration.
As a part of the night’s show, 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 the Opry’s 85-year history. The four artists– each known as a multi-million-selling recording artist as well as an impeccable musician– have together amassed more than 75 CMA and Grammy Awards.
Throughout the show, fans will be invited to contribute to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and its flood relief efforts. The show will emanate from the Ryman Auditorium, as the Opry has been temporarily displaced from the Grand Ole Opry House by this month’s flood.
The night will officially kick off the Opry’s 85th birthday celebration to continue throughout the year as the show that made country music famous celebrates with country music’s most popular artists and biggest fans. Among artists coming this summer to the Opry stage are Luke Bryan, Emmylou Harris, Lady Antebellum, Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, Josh Turner, Wynonna, and Trisha Yearwood.