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Grand Ole Opry to Celebrate 90 Years of Great Country Music With Nine-Month Celebration

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The Grand Ole Opry launched its 90th anniversary with special shows Tuesday evening, kicking off a nine-month celebration of nine decades of great country music. Numerous events and occasions are planned throughout the year, including Opry appearances by some of the genre’s hottest stars and most enduring legends including Florida Georgia Line, Charlie Daniels Band, Scotty McCreery, Oak Ridge Boys, Old Crow Medicine Show, Rascal Flatts, Reba, and more. Details on the celebration will be updated throughout the year at opry.com.

“The Opry’s 90th anniversary comes at an exceptionally exciting time for the show,” said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. “Fans around the world are engaged with our unique brand of entertainment like never before, and country music’s new stars, superstars, and legends continue to aspire to play the Opry stage and call it home. We want to officially invite fans and artists alike to come be a part of it all with us over the next nine months.”

90th ANNIVERSARY, ACTIVITIES,  SHOWS AND EVENTS

Among the activities already announced for the nine-month celebration:

Backstage Displays – After artists shared stories of some of the seminal instruments and artifacts from the Opry’s history during Tuesday’s kick-off show, they were placed backstage at the Opry House as part of a display showcasing the Opry’s nine decades of music. Such artifacts include the fiddle played by Uncle Jimmy Thompson on the very first broadcast of what would become the Grand Ole Opry, a steamboat whistle used by Opry founder George D. Hay to introduce Opry broadcasts, and a guitar strap used by Opry great Little Jimmy Dickens, who passed away at the dawn of the Opry’s 90th year. Also displayed are items from more recent Opry inductees including Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, and Steve Wariner.

Cause For Applause – The Opry is set to celebrate country’s heart throughout the year, bringing the Opry’s biggest stars and loyal fans together to support nine important causes over the course of nine months.  Called “Cause For Applause,” the initiative begins in April with “Thank God For Kids,” a partnership with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. During the month, Opry artists will visit hospital patients and Opry fans will be able to designate a portion of Opry show and special merchandise sales be given to the hospital in addition to a variety of other activities.  Additional causes include “Salute The Troops” and “Playin’ for A Purpose,” and will be announced throughout the year.

Guest Announcers – The Opry is again inviting noted personalities from the worlds of sports, show business, and journalism to be a part of the Opry’s anniversary as guest announcers on the show. Those with musical interests are also invited to sit in with the band on a song. Past guest announcers have included Garrison Keillor, Larry King, Robin Roberts, and Dan Rather to name a few. “I’m With The Band” participants have included Paul Schaffer, Bob Schieffer, Charles Osgood, and Lester Holt, among others. FOX & Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck is scheduled to visit as a guest announcer May 30.

Opry 90th Birthday Bash – The Opry’s official 90th Birthday Bash Oct. 2-3 will feature four Opry performances; Opry House Backstage Tours; an Opry member concert; a two-day Opry Plaza Party including exciting new artists on the Plaza stage, and fan red carpet entries and photo opps, among other celebration elements.

Top Country Tweets March 2nd-8th

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  1. @BradPaisley ·  Bizarre opening number by @TheSwonBrothers tonight. Brave new direction, boys.
  1. @mirandalambert · Congrats to my friend @carrieunderwood on your new BABY BOY & launching @CALIAbyCarrie. So happy for you. Good things happen to good people!
  1. @bretteldredge ·  Here’s a tip: If you’re not really feeling someone hittin on Ya and they ask for your number…just tell em to message Ya on MySpace

martina tweet

  1. @martinamcbride · Delaney is here for a bit until she moves into her own apt and I walked into her room and this was on… https://instagram.com/p/z52hS2E5l9/ 

lady a tweet

  1. @ladyantebellum ·  pic from Stockholm airport. Not sure I agree w/ these words of advice. My uncle always said better out than in. – ck
  1. @austinlwebb · I remember when a tranny was something that changed gears
  1. @davidnail · Wife watching @blakeshelton on The Voice tonight. Can’t help but over hear her laughing. #goodguydoinggood
  1. @KaceyMusgraves · My superpower: shrinking my favorite shirts. fml.

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  1. @CharlieDaniels · Hey Boss where’s the global warming?

carrie underwood tweet

  1. @carrieunderwood · Tiny hands and tiny feet…God has blessed us with an amazing gift! Isaiah Michael Fisher – born February 27.

Alabama, Phil Vassar, Lee Greenwood & MORE Added to Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam

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The star-studded line-up of performers for the Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam presented by Copperweld has expanded once again. Alabama will join forces with “God Bless The USA” icon Lee Greenwood, legendary bluegrass group The Grascals, Phil Vassar and rising newcomer and former military member, Ryan Weaver to bring an unforgettable night of entertainment to Music City on August 12th at the Bridgestone Arena.

Additional $17.68 tickets have been released and are ON-SALE NOW at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office. VIP seats located in the first several rows, which include a meet and greet with Charlie Daniels, are available on a limited basis.

In addition, a secondary stage has been added outside of the Bridgestone Arena for concert-goers to enjoy even more great music from several soon-to-be-announced performers — some of which will also perform on the main stage. A full line-up along with times will be announced soon!

These artists join forces with previously announced superstars: Trace Adkins, Ted Nugent, Travis Tritt, Billy Ray Cyrus, Colt Ford, Montgomery Gentry, The Kentucky Headhunters, Tracy Lawrence, Craig Morgan, Michael W. Smith, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Outlaws, Lee Roy Parnell, as well as celebrity hosts Sean Hannity and Storme Warren all for one purpose — to support the needs of American veterans through The Journey Home Project. As Chairman of the Board of The Journey Home Project, Charlie Daniels works through the non-profit organization to connect donors to veterans’ organizations that can help meet their health care, education and career needs.

In line with the event’s mission to raise awareness and support for our nation’s military, this year’s Volunteer Jam will bring a strong sense of patriotism and honor to former military members, as former active duty Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot, Chief Warrant Officer 3, and rising country star Ryan Weaver shares his story of his brother and brother-in-law’s amazing sacrifices that have fueled his fire to achieve his dreams in country music. A combat veteran in the U.S. Military, Ryan said, “After I lost my brother Aaron, who was tragically killed in combat by enemy fire, I realized that I was letting my dreams pass me idly by, and although it is unfortunate that it took a sacrifice and a loss like that to make me see that, it really pushed me to chase my dream. His sacrifice, and my brother-in-law, Randy’s, sacrifice in 2013, have fueled my fire to achieve success in this amazing business.” In a special video presentation and performance, he will help to pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and further remind concert-goers of the true purpose of the event — to support the needs of our nation’s veterans through The Journey Home Project.

The 2015 Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam will also benefit The Predators Foundation, which is devoted to funneling the excitement of professional sports towards the needs of the community. For more information on The Journey Home Project, please visit thejourneyhomeproject.org. For more information on The Predators Foundation, please visit: predators.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=37108.

Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam presented by Copperweld is produced by Outback Concerts. 95.5 FM Nash ICON and WSM-AM serve as the official radio partners. Ticket prices start at $17.68 with limited VIP packages available.

For additional information on ticketing, visit the Bridgestone Arena box office or Ticketmaster.com.

For more information on The Charlie Daniels Band, visit www.charliedaniels.com.

Top Country Tweets of the Week February 9th-15th

miranda lambert

  1. @mirandalambert ·  There’s more than one way to get to the stage! Thanks for a great night Tacoma! #roadcasehttp://instagram.com/p/zGBpuZDPia/
  1. @martinamcbride Thank God for friends who offer 2 go 2 the grocery 4 u when Uv been gone 4 days and won’t get home before the blizzard
  1. @blakeshelton · Man it’s a beautiful morning in Oklahoma.. This calls for a drink!!! Bitch.
  1. @bretteldredge ·  When someone says they are crossing their fingers and their toes I don’t believe em…I’m trying to cross my toes and it’s impossible
  1. @FrankieBallard ·  Doc said give it 3 weeks before you play guitar…with all due respect, suck it… http://instagram.com/p/zGgcvUtjpO/
  1. @ChaseRiceMusic ·  Hey @ChrisYoungMusic so sorry to hear about your tough times. Having to hang with the Sports Illustrated girls all day must suck bad man.

lady a tweet

  1. @ladyantebellum · Had the honor of playing with Clint Eastwood today while raising money for @LadyAID at the @attproam! -ck #ATTProAm

carrie underwood tweet

  1. @carrieunderwood ·  It’s not Thursday, but enjoy this little throwback nugget…no wonder I never had a Valentine! PS: I… http://instagram.com/p/zGzM04rqkD/
  1. @davidnail ·  Guess I’m not going anywhere today. My truck is covered with a sheet of ice and it continues to fall.
  1. @CharlieDaniels ·  Well I’ve put it off long enough,time to go declare war on the bike and the tread mill Check with yall after a while

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