Opry News: 90th Birthday Bash, Country Cares For St. Jude Kids, Opry Debuts

Grand Ole Opry To Celebrate 90th Birthday Bash in October

Carrie Underwood. Photo: Chris Hollo

Carrie Underwood. Photo: Chris Hollo

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.

Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® co-founder Randy Owen and Opry announcer Bill Cody with St. Jude patients Ally, Mack and Harper (l to r) onstage at the Opry's celebration of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids.

Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® co-founder Randy Owen and Opry announcer Bill Cody with St. Jude patients Ally, Mack and Harper (l to r) onstage at the Opry’s celebration of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids.

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.”

Pictured (L-R): Maverick’s Clarence Spalding, Seth Alley and Grand Ole Opry’s Pete Fisher. Photo: Chris Hollo

Pictured (L-R): Maverick’s Clarence Spalding, Seth Alley and Grand Ole Opry’s Pete Fisher. Photo: Chris Hollo

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.

Pictured (L-R): TKO Artist Management’s TK Kimbrell, Waterloo Revival’s Cody Cooper and George Birge, Grand Ole Opry’s Bill Cody, TKO Artist Management’s Mark Sissel and Big Machine Records’ Jack Purcell. Photo: Chris Hollo

Pictured (L-R): TKO Artist Management’s TK Kimbrell, Waterloo Revival’s Cody Cooper and George Birge, Grand Ole Opry’s Bill Cody, TKO Artist Management’s Mark Sissel and Big Machine Records’ Jack Purcell. Photo: Chris Hollo

Comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Follow MusicRow on Twitter

Category: Artist, Featured

About the Author

Kelsey Grady is the Web Graphic Designer/Production Manager with MusicRow Enterprises. She started with the company in 2014 with an educational background from Purdue University and School of the Art Institute Chicago. [email protected]

View Author Profile