Grand Ole Opry To Celebrate 90th Birthday Bash in October
The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is set to celebrate its 90th birthday on Oct. 2 & 3 with a weekend full of Opry shows, plus the Opry’s birthday cake, a special birthday concert, backstage tours, Free Opry Plaza Parties, and more. Little Big Town, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Joe Diffie, Lorrie Morgan, Old Crow Medicine Show, and more will appear Friday night followed by Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Charles Esten, The Oak Ridge Boys, and more Saturday.
The Oak Ridge Boys will perform during a special Opry Birthday Concert at 1:00 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Grand Ole Opry House.
The Plaza in front of the Opry House will be bustling with food, fun, and a free music stage throughout the weekend, with JT Hodges scheduled to play the stage Friday evening. NASHVILLE is scheduled to salute the Opry Saturday when stars of ABC’s Nashville– Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, and Aubrey Peeples—celebrate with Plaza performances, headlining a day full of free music in the Plaza.
Recently, the Grand Ole Opry celebrated the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® during a special show last night as part of this month’s “Cause For Applause.” Performers included Martina McBride, Randy Owen, Steve Wariner, Chris Janson, Del McCoury Band, Henry Cho, Love and Theft and Bill Anderson.
Grand Ole Opry Shows That Country Cares
The Grand Ole Opry® celebrated the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® during a special show last night as part of this month’s “Cause For Applause.” Performers included Martina McBride, Randy Owen, Steve Wariner, Chris Janson, Del McCoury Band, Henry Cho, Love and Theft and Bill Anderson.
Seth Alley Makes Opry Debut
Seth Alley took the stage for his Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday night (9/12). Legendary Opry member Bill Anderson introduced the Sparta, TN native, sharing a bit of trivia with the crowd: Seth is the great, great nephew of fellow Opry member Benny Martin.
“I grew up about an hour and a half away and I always dreamt of doing music for a living. My grandfather would say, ‘Wake up boy you ain’t playing the Opry any time soon.’ Now he’s sitting back here behind me – what do you think of this, Pa?” laughed Seth. “It is really a dream come true for me to be up here on this stage.”
Waterloo Revival Makes Opry Debut
Waterloo Revival shared a milestone moment as they made their Grand Ole Opry debut (9/8). The rising duo – comprised of George Birge and Cody Cooper – introduced themselves to the audience opening with their debut single “Hit The Road,” which details their musical journey from their hometown of Austin to Music City. They also performed heart-wrenching ballad “That Damn I Didn’t Give” as well as their latest Big Machine Records offering “Bad For You,” which is currently climbing the charts at Country radio.