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Craig Morgan Makes 200th Appearance at Grand Ole Opry

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo credit ©2015 Grand Ole Opry Photo By Chris Hollo

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo credit ©2015 Grand Ole Opry Photo By Chris Hollo

Craig Morgan made a milestone 200th appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on July 21st. To honor the occasion, Morgan performed memorable hits, “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “Redneck Yacht Club,” and a brand new song, “Country Side of Heaven,” to a packed house in the historic venue. He is set to celebrate his 7th anniversary as a member of the prestigious Opry this fall.

Morgan, a country music entertainer, military veteran and award-winning TV host, just launched season six of “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors” on Outdoor Channel. The Black River Entertainment recording artist has spent the last six months focused in the studio, recording a new album with producer Byron Gallimore, and new music is expected to be released this year.

Ricky Skaggs Joins Thompson Square for Surprise Grand Ole Opry Performance

PHOTO CREDIT:  ©2015 Grand Ole Opry / Photo By: Chris Hollo

PHOTO CREDIT: ©2015 Grand Ole Opry / Photo By: Chris Hollo

Grand Ole Opry fans were treated to a star-studded performance Wednesday night (7/1) when Country & Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs joined multi-platinum selling duo Thompson Square on the legendary Grand Ole Opry stage.

The surprise collaboration found Skaggs and the ACM / CMA-winning “Vocal Duo of the Year” belting out an emotionally-stirring performance of the Patty Loveless classic “Some Morning Soon.” The magical moment between the two stalwart acts ended with the Opry crowd erupting into thunderous applause.

Thompson Square’s “Trans Am” recently earned the duo the biggest add date of its career. “Trans Am” is the lead single from Thompson Square’s upcoming third album. For more information visit: http://www.thompsonsquare.com

 

Grand Ole Opry To Release Opry 9.0, Vol 1: Discoveries From The Circle

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In the midst of its milestone 90th Anniversary celebration, the Grand Ole Opry is launching a series of projects spotlighting the country music careers destined to propel the show toward the century mark. OPRY 9.0, Vol 1: Discoveries From the Circle will be released on June 30 and includes memorable live Opry performances from next generation artists Chase Bryant, JT Hodges and Drake White. More volumes in the 9.0 series are scheduled for release later in the Opry’s anniversary year with featured discovery artists to be announced.

“Since November 1925 when Opry founder George D. Hay introduced fiddle player Uncle Jimmy Thompson on a new Nashville radio station, the Opry has celebrated new artists making their mark on country music and shaping its future,” said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager.

“Drake, JT, and Chase as well as those to be featured in future 9.0 releases represent a class of artists who’ve stood out to Opry audiences tuned in around the world and have pointed to great things ahead for country music fans and for the Opry.

Each of the artists to be featured on the 9.0 series will make numerous Opry appearances throughout the show’s 90th anniversary year and will be scheduled for Opry Shop in-store appearances in support of the project. Hodges’ next Opry appearance and in-store signing is scheduled for July 10, with Bryant following on July 14. The 9.0 audio project will be supplemented with other artist discovery content on opry.com, throughout the Opry’s social media platforms, at live Opry performances, and with the Opry’s country radio partners.

TRACK LISTING:

OPRY 9.0, VOL I: Discoveries From The Circle:

  1. Drake White                It Feels Good
  2. Drake White                Back To Free
  3. JT Hodges                   Locks On Doors
  4. JT Hodges                   Ray Bans
  5. Chase Bryant              Yours Tonight
  6. Chase Bryant              Change Your Name

OPRY 9.0, Vol I: Discoveries From The Circle, will be available at the Opry’s four Nashville retail stores as well at Opry.com and all major digital retailers and streaming services. The album was executive produced by Steve Buchanan, President, Opry Entertainment Group, and Fisher

Hunter Hayes Helps Wrap ACM Lifting Lives Camp at Opry

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ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp was in session this week in Nashville, Tenn. with campers from around the country participating in a week of activities and excursions around Music City. The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education.

On Tuesday, the camp wrapped up with a performance at the Grand Ole Opry with Hunter Hayes. Campers sang their original song, “Wherever You Go,” which they wrote on Friday with Ross Copperman and Heather Morgan.

The camp also included a trip to the Wildhorse Saloon with JT Hodges, a karaoke night at Winner’s with The Swon Brothers, a trip to the Bluebird Café with Scotty McCreery and a recording studio session with Hunter Hayes and producer Ross Copperman at Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios.
The camp is a partnership between ACM Lifting Lives and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

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