Two Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame members will take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry this weekend, as Vince Gill and Reba McEntire step into the circle for the Opry’s 4,933rd consecutive Saturday night broadcast on July 18. The performance can be viewed on Circle TV, wsmonline.com and SiriusXM.
Gill was inducted as a member of the Opry on Aug. 10, 1991 while McEntire became an Opry member on Jan. 17, 1987.
The two Oklahoma natives have collaborated for years. In 1988, Gill sang background vocals on McEntire’s self-titled studio project. In 1990, they recorded “Oklahoma Swing,” the second single from Gill’s breakthrough project When I Call Your Name. In 1993, the duo earned a chart-topper with the dramatic ballad “The Heart Won’t Lie.”
Gill says of McEntire, “She is arguably one of the greatest singers that will ever draw a breath.”
“The Grand Ole Opry has always been very special to me and my family,” said McEntire. “It’s part of my history, my heritage and my future, and I’m so excited to get to share the stage with Vince again. Just like Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Brother Oswald, Porter Wagoner and Loretta Lynn, Vince is an Opry legend. I’m proud to be an Opry member and I’ll always be proud to stand on the stage with Vince. Things may be a little different right now, but one thing stays the same – the Opry continues to bring great country music into the homes of the American people.”
Though Opry shows with a live Opry House audience are paused, the show will be broadcast live on Circle and Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates.
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