Opry Entertainment Debuts Two New Winter Digital Series

Opry Entertainment is rolling out its winter slate of digital series this week with the release of Fandom: Fully Committed and Opry Milestones. The new series are being released following the successful fall release of eight new series, which amassed over four million views and can be found on the Opry YouTube Channel.

Fandom: Fully Committed
takes a look inside country’s biggest fan bases and the devoted leaders who run them.
The first episode follows two of BG Nation’s most fanatical members, Marc and Tina, whose lives revolve around their admiration for Brantley Gilbert. From their home décor to their Wi-Fi password, this couple showcases the extreme lengths they go to for their favorite celebrity.

“When the Opry people came to us about kicking off their series Fandom: Fully Committed, I was all about it. We didn’t quite know how it was going to work, but I knew wherever they went, they were going to find the best people in the world,” says Brantley. “When we got into taping, it was so much about Marc and Tina (Schardan) — I loved that! Loved the idea that viewers would get a sense of how blessed I am, because they were going to get to see what I see, the kind of soul I see every night when I go out and meet the people who love this music.”

Upcoming Fandom: Fully Committed series installments feature Zac Brown Band’s “Zamily” and more.

Opry Milestones celebrates the biggest moments for some of the Opry’s biggest stars. The premiere episode debuts November 30, and celebrates Reba McEntire’s 40thanniversary of her Opry debut. The episode features commentary from Reba reflecting on her debut night, exclusive footage of rehearsing “Does He Love You” with Carrie Underwood, and more.

“It’s really incredible, 40 years later here we are at the Grand Ole Opry where 40 years ago I got to walk on that stage that I had been listening to on WSM for many many years,” said McEntire on the eve of her anniversary. “You’re sitting there thinking is it even possible to dream that one day I’ll get to stand up there. And thank God I got to.”

Other installments of Opry Milestones include Josh Turner’s 10th Opry member anniversary, Darius Rucker’s 5th Opry member anniversary and more.



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