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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.

 

JT Hodges Returns to the Opry and Scheduled for In-Store Signing

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Following the release of his sizzling summertime single “Ray-Bans” and newly released EP “Locks On Doors,” ACM-nominated artist JT Hodges will return to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, April 25 2015 at 7 p.m.

Directly following the performance, Hodges welcomes fans to join him at an in-store appearance at the Opry Shop to sign copies of his new EP “Locks On Doors.”

Slated for an April 22 release, the EP will feature the first infectious single, “Ray-Bans,” which will premiere on SiriusXM that same day. The EP will also showcase sure-to-be fan favorites such as “Girls Like It,” “Gonna Need A Guitar,” and the title track “Locks On Doors.” The blue-eyed country heartthrob captured hearts of fans across the nation while performing with the likes of  Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Toby Keith and Miranda Lambert. In December 2013 he received rave reviews from The New York Times on his starring performance in the Hallmark Film “Finding Christmas”, helping to secured the film as the #1 rated movie of the week. His heartwarming rendition of “Joy to the World” from the film was released digitally the same month. 

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.

Carly Pearce to Make Her Grand Ole Opry Debut

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Photo credit: Nick & Chelsea Photography

After growing up in the shadows of Bill Monroe, Keith Whitley and The Judds in the blue hills of eastern Kentucky, singer/songwriter Carly Pearce will find herself sharing the same stage as her country music heroes when she takes her first steps into the circle to make her Grand Ole Opry debut this spring. The Sirius XM “On The Horizon” artist, whose hit “Blame The Whiskey” is garnering national attention, announced exclusively today during “Mornings with Storme Warren” that she will mark her first Grand Ole Opry performance on May 30.

“Some kids dream of being a doctor and some kids dream of being an actor; I always dreamt of singing on the Grand Ole Opry,” confided Carly. “Anyone who knows me would tell you that. To realize that in two short months I will be singing on the same stage, in the famous circle where my musical heroes have stood makes me feel overwhelmingly blessed.”

Carly Pearce’s “Blame The Whiskey” (Barry Dean, Carly Pearce, Laura Veltz) has become a fan favorite on Sirius XM’s The Highway, Spotify and in her live shows. The hit song can be downloaded at iTunes HERE with tickets to Carly’s May 30 Opry debut available HERE.

The Covington, KY native fronted her first band at 11 and moved to Nashville in 2009 to give flight to her musical dreams. Carly’s musical resumé includes numerous performances at Music City’s famed Bluebird Café, hitting the road on the “Country Throwdown Tour” with Florida Georgia Line and Justin Moore, and spending the last year singing with “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale in her touring band.

Get to know Carly Pearce on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, SoundCloud and her official website.

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