On Friday night June 10th, Scotty McCreery returned to the Grand Ole Opry to perform during the 2016 CMA Music Festival, where he received a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd after performing a new and not yet released song, “Five More Minutes.” Backstage after his show, he spent time with two of his musical heroes, Country Music Hall of Fame members Charley Pride and Bill Anderson.
“My favorite place to perform is at the Grand Ole Opry,” said McCreery. “Being on the stage where legends have stood is an awesome feeling. Being able to hang out with legends like Charley Pride and Bill Anderson backstage is beyond imaginable to me. A little earlier in the evening I was talking with Jeannie Seely and Larry Gatlin. It’s such a privilege to get to know these amazing and talented entertainers who paved the way for all of us. This could only happen at the Opry. What a great night!”
Earlier in the day, McCreery held his Fifth Annual Fan Club Party in the Opry’s Studio A. During the photo line where he meets with each attendee, a group of his fan club members surprised him with a donation of $1,200 to the Opry Trust Fund in his honor. The Opry Trust Fund’s mission is to help those in the country music industry when they need it most by offering financial assistance during their time of need.
“I have the greatest fans in the world, and I love getting to spend time with them at my fan club party,” said the ACM and CMT Award winner. “Having them make a donation in my name to the Opry Trust Fund shows how generous and thoughtful my fans are. I’m so pleased they chose such a great cause to support as the Opry Trust Fund.”
McCreery returns to the road on June 18th in Saginaw, Michigan when he performs on the 2016 KCQ Country Music Fest.
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