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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.

Scotty McCreery Performs On Stage with Charlie Wilson inNorth Carolina

Photographer: Elpwe Ray / P Music Group

Photographer: Elpwe Ray / P Music Group

Scotty McCreery was invited by R&B superstar Charlie Wilson to join him on stage last Wednesday night (Feb. 18) during the soul singer’s show at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. As the surprised crowd screamed with delight, McCreery sang a personalized chorus of Wilson’s hit “Charlie, Last Name Wilson”…although perhaps the song should be renamed “Scotty, Last Name McCreery” for that one performance.

McCreery has been a fan of Wilson’s since the young singer/songwriter was in 8th grade and heard the song “Charlie, Last Name Wilson” on the radio. The North Carolina-native took a group of family and friends to see the show and was surprised himself when Wilson sent word that he wanted McCreery to join him on stage. The two singers spent some time after the show getting to know each other.

“That was a night I’ll never forget,” said McCreery. “Charlie is an amazing performer and such a gentleman. I never expected to meet him, let alone be asked to join him on stage – that was a huge honor.”

The Mercury Nashville / 19 / Interscope Records recording artist is currently writing songs and preparing to work on his upcoming third album. McCreery scored two consecutive Top 10 hits (“See You Tonight” and “Feelin’ It”) from his sophomore album See You Tonight, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. That album’s title song, co-written by the singer, was one of three singles from the “American Idol” champion that were certified Platinum by the RIAA in the same week (the other two being “The Trouble with Girls” and “I Love You This Big” from his Platinum-certified first album Clear as Day, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart). The ACM, CMT Music, ACA, and ICM Award winner will be performing at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida on Feb. 27 and the Sunrise Theater in Ft. Pierce, Florida on Feb. 28. He will join Rascal Flatts on the road this summer beginning in May. For more information and additional tour dates, visit www.scottymccreery.com.

Scotty McCreery to Talk Sports with Sports Illustrated

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Catch  Scotty McCreery talking sports, music and more LIVE tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 12th, between 12:00-12:30 PM/CT on Sports Illustrated’s online show “SI Now” at www.si.com.

McCreery is a life-long New England Patriots fan and was onsite in Arizona when his favorite team won the Super Bowl earlier this year. The former high school baseball pitcher is also a die-hard North Carolina State supporter. It’s a safe bet that both the Patriots and NC State will come up in conversation when McCreery talks sports.

Scotty is currently writing songs and preparing to work on his upcoming third album.  The ACM, CMT Music, ACA, and ICM Award winner will be performing at the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida on Feb. 27th and the Sunrise Theater in Ft. Pierce, Florida on Feb. 28th. He will join Rascal Flatts on the road this summer beginning in May. For more information and additional tour dates, visit www.scottymccreery.com.

Gary Allan & Scotty McCreery Help Raise Big Bucks for “Stars for Wishes”

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Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee raised some $250,000 tonight at its third annual “Stars For Wishes” event at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Hosted by TV personality Melissa Rycroft, the evening was filled with heartfelt performances by Gary Allan, “Stars For Wishes” founder Jonathan Cain (Journey), Scotty McCreery and Street Corner Symphony.

“We’re incredibly grateful for all of the support and donations that have helped us surpass our ‘Stars For Wishes’ goals year,” said President and CEO, Beth Torres. “Thank you for a beautiful evening and for allowing us to continue to fulfill our mission of granting wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.”

Over 600 guests began their evening with a Make-A-Wish silent auction including hundreds of items donated by individuals and local organizations. Guests then enjoyed a four-course meal created by renowned local chefs, Hal Holden-Bache of Lockeland Table, Tandy Wilson of City House and Tyler Brown of the Capitol Grille.

Photo Credit - Getty Images for Make A Wish

Photo Credit – Getty Images for Make A Wish

The highlight of the evening involved 12 year-old Wish Kid Jessica as she invited fellow Wish Kid, Makaylan and her family onstage. The crowd erupted as six year-old Makaylan, who has been diagnosed with a Wilms tumor, learned her wish has been granted: she’ll soon take a trip to Disney World with her family.

After dinner, the attendees were treated to a live auction and additional musical performances. Jonathan Cain closed out the evening by presenting a check to Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee from the funds he was able to raise on tour with Journey in 2014. Overall, the event raised more than $250,000 thanks to the generous supporters and sponsors, including a $30,000 matching donation from local businessman, Jeff Lynch at Pita Pit.

The Late Party, hosted by the Young Leaders Board of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee was also held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel following the event.

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