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The Big Interview returns to AXS TV with seven new episodes as part of its third season on Tuesday, April 14, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Hosted by news veteran Dan Rather, the in-depth interview series presents exclusive sit-down discussions with a wide variety of influential figures from all across the entertainment spectrum, as the award-winning reporter gets them to open up about their personal lives and esteemed careers. In the first-half of its third season, which premiered on January 13, The Big Interview featured a roster of A-list guests including Carlos Santana, Wynonna Judd, and Don Rickles, among others.
Season three continues with an impressive roster of award-winning entertainers, kicking off with beloved country star Trisha Yearwood on April 14, as the three-time GRAMMY® winner discusses her lifelong drive to sing, her marriage to fellow country superstar Garth Brooks, and her biggest regrets. Then, as a special lead-in to the network’s broadcast of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, legendary 20-time GRAMMY® winner, singer, songwriter, musician, and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Vince Gill joins Rather on April 21.
Also appearing on The Big Interview this season is GRAMMY®-winning singer, songwriter and Fleetwood Mac vocalist Lindsey Buckingham on April 28; critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, actor and record producer Josh Groban on May 5; Southern Rock superstars Florida Georgia Line on May 12; Paul Haggis, the two-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker behind such films as CRASH, MILLION DOLLAR BABY and CASINO ROYALE, on May 19 and a true musical icon Frankie Valli on May 26.
The Big Interview Premiere Schedule (Tuesdays, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT)
April 14 – The Big Interview: Trisha Yearwood
April 21 – The Big Interview: Vince Gill
April 28 – The Big Interview: Lindsey Buckingham
May 5 – The Big Interview: Josh Groban
May 12 – The Big Interview: Florida Georgia Line
May 19 – The Big Interview: Paul Haggis
May 26 – The Big Interview: Frankie Valli
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.
Filmed in the middle of the Las Vegas dry lake beds, the temperature-rising video features flashes of FGL performing while the sultry lyrics play out in intermixed scenes. Adding fuel to the passion-driven tune, Director Marc Klasfeld cuts in edgy flares, smoke effects and a full blown ring of fire. The Top 20-and-escalating “Sippin’ On Fire” is the third single from FGL’s chart-topping, GOLD-certified sophomore album ANYTHING GOES (Republic Nashville) and follows the back-to-back #1’s “Sun Daze” and “Dirt.”
FGL has skyrocketed to stardom becoming the only artist in history to join Brooks & Dunn in achieving four consecutive, multi-week #1 singles; breaking the record for longest #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and selling over 21 million tracks worldwide of their 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and ANYTHING GOES. In addition to collaborating across genres with sensations like Nelly and Jason Derulo, FGL racked up 13 industry awards throughout 2014, topping four of Billboard’s year-end charts and leading Forbes “30 Under 30” list.
The reigning ACM Vocal Duo of the Year is currently taking their signature show worldwide on the headline ANYTHING GOES TOUR 2015. This Sunday (3/29) they will perform at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and vie for Country Song of the Year (“Dirt”), airing on NBC at 8:00PM ET/PT.
The talented pair racked up five ACM Award nominations including their first nod for the prestigious and fan-voted Entertainer of the Year in addition to Vocal Duo of the Year, Single Record of the Year (“Dirt”) and two nods for Vocal Event of the Year (“This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan and The Cadillac Three’s “The South” featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli). The 50th Annual ACM Awards will be broadcast live from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on April 19 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS. Fans can vote for Entertainer of the Year beginning April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT at VoteACM.com and will close during the third hour of the live broadcast.
For tour dates and more, visit FloridaGeorgiaLine.com.