Opry’s Salute The Troops Memorial Day Special To Honor Military, COVID-19 Frontline Workers

The Grand Ole Opry’s upcoming Salute The Troops Memorial Day Weekend Special will honor U.S. Military members and essential workers on the Frontline of the COVID-19 Battle when it airs May 23 at 7 p.m. CT.

Among the artists set to perform on the special show are Craig MorganSteven Curtis Chapman, and Kellie Pickler. The show will be broadcast live on Circle and Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other affiliates in addition to a companion live stream on Circle All Access Facebook and YouTube channels. The livestream will be in partnership with Verizon’s Pay It Forward Live initiative.

“The days preceding Memorial Day have for years brought with them our annual ‘Salute The Troops’ show and unforgettable moments as we honor and say thank you to those who serve our country,” said Dan Rogers, Opry vice president and executive producer. “It’s more important than ever in 2020 that through words and songs we connect fans across the country to recognize the sacrifices of members of the U.S. Military. Additionally, this year’s show will offer the opportunity for fans tuned in around the world to honor the troops of essential workers on the frontline of the battles that’ve changed our world this year, the war on COVID-19.”

Those tuning into the livestream on the Circle All Access YouTube and Facebook channels next week can watch a special Memorial Day Weekend episode of Circle Sessions with Craig Morgan at 6:30 p.m. CT immediately prior to the Opry. Morgan, an Opry member, TV host and Army veteran pays tribute to his past and his future on his new album, God, Family, Country, due out May 22 on Broken Bow Records. After the Opry livestream, a special edition of Circle Sessions: At Home with various stars will premiere.

 

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