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Grand Ole Opry and Scotty McCreery Celebrate “Cause For Applause”

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The Grand Ole Opry and Scotty McCreery continued the Opry’s “Cause For Applause” yesterday, the show’s mission to support nine important causes throughout 2015 as part of its 90th anniversary celebration. April’s cause, “Thank God For Kids,” is a partnership with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where yesterday afternoon McCreery performed for children and their families and also shared toys and toy instruments from the Opry’s retail collection.  And last night, he was a part of a star-packed, two-show line-up at the Opry that also featured Florida Georgia Line, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, and Kellie Pickler, among others.

Throughout April, Opry fans will be able to designate a portion of Opry show and special merchandise (Opry-themed toys and toy musical instruments) sales be given to the hospital when mentioning the code 4THEKIDS. Other activities throughout the month include an online charity auction as well as continued artist and Opry staff visits to the hospital.

Additional causes as part of the 90th celebration include “Salute The Troops” and “Playin’ for A Purpose” and can be found at opry.com/causeforapplause.

 

Scotty McCreery Song Inspires Mid-Flight Proposal

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Scotty McCreery’s music played Cupid for a couple on a Southwest flight, and now he’s hoping to meet them.

In a letter featured in the March 2015 issue of Southwest: The Magazine, Greg Freyer wrote “Dear Southwest, I planned to get engaged on a Southwest flight as my girlfriend flew home ‘alone’ after visiting me. I work odd hours, so the day my girlfriend was supposed to leave, I woke her up around 3:30 AM to say goodbye and ‘left for the airport.’ I instead drove to the Detroit airport and got on her flight. After takeoff, a flight attendant announced that a debit card with my girlfriend’s name on it had been found. When they handed it to her, ‘See You Tonight’ by Scotty McCreery started playing. I walked up from the back row, took the intercom and proposed!”

“I read this story while on a recent Southwest flight,” said McCreery. “It’s awesome that ‘See You Tonight’ is now their proposal song! That song was my first top 10 hit and I loved writing it with Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell. It’s already brought me a lot of luck and great memories, and I hope it does the same for Greg and his fiancée.”

McCreery is hoping the happy couple will get in touch with him. “I’d love to give Greg and his fiancée tickets to a show and have them come backstage so we can meet and celebrate their engagement. I hope Greg hears that I’m looking for him and that he e-mails my team at info@ScottyMcCreery.com so we can connect.”

Scotty will join Rascal Flatts on the road this summer beginning in May. For more information and additional tour dates, visit www.scottymccreery.com.

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.

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