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Shenandoah Returning to Grand Ole Opry Stage for First Time in Nearly 25 Years

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This weekend, for the first time in nearly 25 years, legendary country music group Shenandoah will return to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. After a 17 year absence, lead singer Marty Raybon has returned to front the group who will perform on the Opry stage this Friday night, May 6th and Saturday night, May 7th.

“With great excitement after almost 25 years, we will once again have the honor of playing the Grand Ole Opry,” says Raybon. “It truly is like no other feeling, standing on that stage where so many country music greats have stood.”

Shenandoah’s Mike McGuire adds, “I can still remember what a thrill it was for a bunch of young kids when we had the opportunity to play the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Knowing that our parents all grew up in the generation of AM radio and listening to the Grand Ole Opry on WSM, we knew how special it would be for them as well. It was one of my fondest memories and one of our biggest highlights of our career seeing the smiles on the faces and the tears in the eyes of our parents and how special it was to them to see their sons play at the ‘mother church of country music.'”

The group’s return to the Opry stage is the latest highlight of what has been a very busy year for the boys from Alabama. The band recently performed at the Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) All-Star Jam in Las Vegas and also just released their first-ever Gospel album, Good News Travels Fast.

This weekend’s Opry performances are just a couple of stops included on the group’s 2016 tour schedule.

2016 Shenandoah Tour Dates:

May 5 – The Tift Theatre – Tifton, GA
May 6 – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, TN
May 7 – Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, TN
May 14 – La Vernia City Park – La Vernia, TX
May 27 – Knuckleheads – Kansas City, MO
May 28 – Rustique Ampitheater – Lancaster, TN
May 29 – Mudbug Madness – Shreveport, LA
June 25 – DABA Annual Fireworks Fest – Denver, NC
Jul 1 – Balloon Festival – Ridgeland, MS
Jul 2 – Breathitt Heritage Fair- Jackson, KY
Jul 8 – Dosey Doe – Spring, TX
Jul 22 – Anderson Music Hall – Hiawassee, GA
Jul 23 – The Texan Theatre – Greenville, TX
Jul 30 – River Bend RV Resort – Watertown, WI
Aug 13 – Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY
Aug 20 – Windsor Harvest Picnic – Windsor, IL
Aug 27 – Rio Grande Scenic Railroad – Alamosa, CO
Aug 28 – Rio Grande Scenic Railroad – Alamosa, CO
Sep 4 – SamJam – Piketon, OH
Sep 9 – Silver Dollar City- Branson, MO
Oct 7 – Arlington Music Hall – Arlington, TX
Oct 8 – Conway’s Dancehall – New Braunfels, TX
Oct 12 – The Mansion Theatre – Branson, MO
Oct 13 – The Mansion Theatre – Branson, MO
Oct 14 – The Cotillion – Wichita, KS
Oct 15 – Hoyt Sherman Place – Des Moines, IA
Oct 19 – The Mansion Theatre – Branson, MO
Oct 20 – The Mansion Theatre – Branson, MO
Oct 21 – Bluegate Theater – Shipshewana, IN
Oct 22 – Meyer Theater – Monroe, MI
Nov 12 – The Newton Theatre – Newton, NJ
Nov 18 – Newberry Opra House – Newberry, SC

For more information on Shenandoah, visit www.shenandoahband.com.

Vince Gill Plays Touching Tribute to Merle Haggard at Opry

Last week, Vince Gill performed a touching tribute to the late Merle Haggard at the Grand Ole Opry. Take a listen and tell us what you think of “A World Without Haggard.”

Keith Urban to Take “ripCord World Tour” to Canada

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Keith Urban has long been hailed as one of the industry’s best live performers who has always given his fans, old and new alike, electrifying and unpredictable shows with eye-popping production and a set list that is saturated with many of his 20 #1 songs.  Electrifying and emotional, fast-paced and unpredictable, Urban’s concerts are an explosive experience, a roller coaster ride that numerous critics have called “concert events not to be missed.”

‘ripCORD World Tour 2016’ with Dallas Smith and special guest Maren Morris, will debut on September 10th, in Vancouver, BC, kicking off the arena leg of the world tour.  The Canadian leg will be highlighted by first time performances in Kelowna and Prince George and the opening of the all-new Rogers Place in Edmonton, where Urban is the first announced artist to be playing the most modern, state-of-the-art building in Canada. In addition the Grammy Award winner will return to Vancouver, Calgary and Saskatoon, the latter of which Urban hasn’t played since 2011.  Previously announced stops include Toronto on July 8th and 9th at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.*

On May 6th, Urban will release his eighth studio album RIPCORD, the groundbreaking new album that has already produced Urban’s 19th (“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”), 20th (“Break On Me”) No. 1 songs, as well as his new single “Wasted Time.”  From Pitbull and Nile Rodgers to Carrie Underwood and Dann Huff to Jeff Bhasker, Greg Wells and busbee, Urban’s nearly 18-month journey creating RIPCORD has included some of the most influential and celebrated musicians of our time.

“Our Canadian shows have always been off the hook giant parties,” said Urban. “From the very first shows I ever did, there was a synergy with the audience that’s only grown stronger over the years. I can’t wait to bring the “ripCORD World Tour” to everyone this year.

The ‘ripCORD World Tour 2016’ will now visit three countries, the United States, Canada and Australia.

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Brothers Osborne Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

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Brothers Osborne made their debut performance at the world-renowned Grand Ole Opry Tuesday night. Performing their brand new single “21 Summer,” and the Gold-Certified, GRAMMY-nominated No.1 hit “Stay A Little Longer” off their debut album Pawn Shop, Brothers Osborne highlighted why critics and audiences alike have praised “TJ’s beguiling baritone and John’s nimble fretwork” (Boston Globe).

“We fulfilled a lifelong dream last night,” says TJ. “Standing in that circle as many have done before was one of the highest honors we’ve ever been given.” John notes, “you could almost feel the ghosts resonating out of the oak. We will never take that night for granted.”

The Maryland natives will next perform at Jazzfest in New Orleans, LA before hitting the road as part of Miranda Lambert’s Keeper Of The Flame Tour. Additional upcoming notable appearances include Florida Country Superfest in Daytona, FL and Dylan Fest at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN along with Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell and Kacey Musgraves.

For a full list of tour dates, news, images and more, visit www.BrothersOsborne.com

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