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The Grand Ole Opry Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Our Troops

©2015 Grand Ole Opry/ Photo By: Chris Hollo

©2015 Grand Ole Opry/ Photo By: Chris Hollo

The show that made country music famous honored heroes of the U.S. military with a red carpet arrival parade and special Opry performance on, Tuesday, May 19.  The MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band made its second appearance on the Opry as part of the evening’s events along with performances by Trace Adkins, John Conlee, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Vince Gill, Lee Greenwood, Craig Morgan, and Kellie Pickler.

Guests lined the red carpet leading into the Opry House before the show as soldiers from Fort Campbell, Kentucky and the Tennessee National Guard as well as the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band made their way up the carpet and into the Opry House as the evening’s honorees. Adkins, Conlee, The Gatlins, Greenwood, Morgan, and Pickler took their places on the carpet to officially welcome the soldiers to the Opry and thank them for their service to the U.S. military.

Following the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band’s performance, Pickler thanked members of the band and all members of the Armed Forces, saying, “I think it’s so important that you know that we do not take what you do for granted. We love you all and are so thankful to have you all here tonight to celebrate.”

©2015 Grand Ole Opry/ Photo By: Chris Hollo

©2015 Grand Ole Opry/ Photo By: Chris Hollo

As part of the Opry’s 90th Anniversary Celebration, the Opry is celebrating country’s heart throughout the year, bringing its biggest stars and loyal fans together to support nine important causes over the course of nine months in an initiative called “Cause For Applause.”  May at the Opry is a month-long celebration of U.S. troops and their families in partnership with the USO and MusiCorps. A percentage of the proceeds from May Opry ticket sales goes to the cause when fans mention the code “SALUTE.”

In celebration of the cause, the Opry recently unveiled a new “Salute The Troops” tee collection from the Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler line, the Opry’s first artist-curated collection. A percentage of the sales from the collection will also be donated to the cause. Pickler signed tees in The Opry Shop after her Opry performance last night.

The MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band’s Opry appearance was made possible by Humana, presenting sponsor of the Grand Ole Opry. Fans can visit opry.com/causeforapplause to learn more about the May cause partnership and additional causes to be announced throughout the year.

The Opry’s 90th Anniversary Celebration continues throughout 2015. Upcoming artist appearances include Hunter Hayes, Alison Krauss, Little Big Town, Scotty McCreery, Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, Rascal Flatts, and Carrie Underwood, among many others. For additional media information on the Opry, visit opry.com/media.

Kicker Country Stampede Releases Limited Number of Single-Day Tickets

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Due to high demand, Kicker Country Stampede has released a limited number of single-day tickets—available for $80 while supplies last—to THE event of the summer. For fans wanting the full 20th anniversary experience, complete with music, camping, fireworks, food, shopping, exhibits and more, four-day passes are available for $150. Festival organizers are also giving tickets holders the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see their favorite country stars up-close-and-personal with the Party Pit. Located directly in front of the main stage, the Party Pit puts fans steps away from their favorite artists during their performances! There are a very limited number of passes in this standing-room-only area. Complete ticket, Party Pit and camping information can be found online at countrystampede.com or by calling 800-795-8091.

For the second year in a row, Kicker Country Stampede is officially sold out of Premier, Preferred and Reserved Primitive campsites. A very limited number of first come, first serve primitive campsites are available for $165. First come, first serve primitive campers are welcome to bring either a tent or RV.

This year’s attendees will see the biggest names and brightest stars in Country music take the main stage throughout the weekend (June 25-28) in Manhattan, Kansas, including megastar and judge on NBC’s The Voice Blake Shelton, superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, Country music’s sweetheart Sara Evans, Country legend Travis Tritt, Thomas Rhett, Jerrod Niemann, Craig Morgan and many more. See the full line-up here.

Want to take advantage of the current pricing, but don’t have the cash? Choose the EZ-Pay Plan at check out to split your payment up over two months. Use it to purchase tickets, camping, or add-on options.

Follow Kicker Country Stampede on Twitter at: twitter.com/countrystampede and like them on Facebook at: facebook.com/countrystampede.

Set Sail with Joe Nichols, Thompson Square, Trace Adkins & MORE!

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This fall, many of the top performers in Country Music will be hitting the high seas as part of Country Cruising – a seven night cruise through the Caribbean that begins October 23rd in Miami, FL, and proceeds through Nassau, Great Stirrup Cay, Key West, and the Grand Cayman Islands before returning to Miami on October 30.

The lineup aboard Country Cruising features some of the top talent in the genre. Hosted by two-time Entertainer of the Year Neal McCoy, the cruise will also include performances from Grand Ole Opry stars Craig Morgan and Trace Adkins, duo Thompson SquareJoe Nichols, as well as Parmalee and Blackjack Billy – two of the fastest-rising groups in the business today. In addition, Country Cruising will also showcase some of the top new talent on the airwaves, such as Lindsay Ell, Charlie Worsham, and James Wesley.

Fans will be treated to not only performances from the artists, but also intimate Q&A sessions and songwriter workshops. Other activities include use of the sports court, line dancing, and the casino. The stops along the way also give travelers the option of shopping, snorkeling, speed boat riding, as well as parasailing. Thirteen dining options await fans – in addition to twelve bars and lounges, and an onboard spa.

A fan favorite, many of the staterooms are already sold out – such as the IX and IF Inside Staterooms, as well as the OX Oceanview Porthole Window Stateroom, but premier accommodations are still available – including many which offer a gorgeous view from the balcony of the Norwegian Sky, though reservations are selling out quickly.

For more information on Country Cruising, call 1-800-758-1820, or visit www.CountryCruising.com

Craig Morgan Fires Back Against Criticism of Country Music



Craig Morgan
appeared on Fox News this weekend to react to a comment made about country music relating it to anti-muslim. Way to go Craig!

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