Opry’s New App; Gibson App Awarded

The Grand Ole Opry has launched a free mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. The app’s release precedes the Opry’s 85th birthday celebration which will take place this weekend. Through the free app, fans can listen to 650 WSM radio, watch videos of Opry performances, purchase tickets to Opry shows, connect through Facebook and Twitter, read country music news and blogs, sign up for the Opry Update email newsletter and more.

The Opry’s Birthday Bash Weekend is set to include appearances by Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Trace Adkins, Roy Clark, Bill Anderson, Jimmy Wayne, and Crystal Gayle, among others, including renowned CBS broadcaster Charles Osgood. The celebration continues throughout October, with shows featuring appearances by Adkins, Charlie Daniels Band, George Jones, The Judds, Blake Shelton (Opry induction Oct. 23), and more. Visit opry.com.

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Gibson Guitar scored the award for “Best Branded Music App” at the first-ever Billboard Music App Awards.  Created in conjunction with Legacy Learning Systems, the Gibson Learn & Master Guitar app has quickly become a popular accessory for guitarists, approaching 2 million downloads since its release. Gibson Guitar and Legacy Learning Systems have also announced that the app will soon be available for Android and Intel app stores.

It is available as a free download for both the iPhone and iPod Touch and includes such features as a professional quality chromatic tuner, alternate tuning settings, a standard mode tuner, an accurate metronome with multiple time signatures, a chord library and access to free, full-length lessons from the award-winning Learn & Master course, including printable resources that accompany the lessons available through www.learnandmaster.com.

The inaugural Billboard Music App Awards were held on October 5th in San Francisco as part of Mobile Entertainment Live!: The Music App Summit.

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