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Grand Ole Opry Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids

Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

The Grand Ole Opry® celebrated the 25th anniversary of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® during a special show this evening.  Performers included Charlie Daniels Band, Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio from ABC’s Nashville, Bill Anderson, Eric Paslay, Randy Owen, Maddie and Tae (making their Opry debut), and Brad Paisley, who performed some of his hits and new music from MOONSHINE IN THE TRUNK.

During the show, photos and videos of special moments from 25 years of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® played on the Opry’s signature barn screen and Opry guest announcer Audrey Stanger, a nine-year old St. Jude patient, was surprised on stage by Charlie Daniels with a dozen roses and an autographed guitar.

A portion of the proceeds from tickets sold for tonight’s show will be donated to Country Cares for St. Jude Kids®.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The Country Cares for St. Jude Kids program began in 1989, after Randy Owen, lead singer of the music group Alabama, met St. Jude founder Danny Thomas. Since its inception, Country Cares has become one of the most successful radio fundraising events in the nation. Thanks to the support of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Rascal Flatts and Sara Evans to Be Showcased on “MDA Show of Strength Telethon”

©2014 Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

©2014 Grand Ole Opry / Photos By: Chris Hollo

The Grand Ole Opry is set to be showcased this weekend when the MDA Show of Strength Telethon airs Opry performances by Opry members Rascal Flatts (“My Wish”) and RCA recording artist Sara Evans (“A Little Bit Stronger”).  The long-standing Labor Day Weekend telethon, which helps provide life-enhancing support and services for the families it serves, will air on Sun., Aug. 31, at 9/8 EST/CT on the ABC Television Network.

Past Opry performances on the telethon have included Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride and Darius Rucker, among others.

Sam Hunt Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole Opry

Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole Opry

MCA Nashville’s Sam Hunt made his Grand Ole Opry debut this week joining Carrie Underwood, Craig Morgan, Trace Adkins and more on country’s most famous stage.

Eager to hit the stage, Hunt shared,

“This is such an unbelievable experience.  I’m so excited and nervous and just happy my family was able to come up for this!”

In addition to his Opry debut, Hunt’s “Leave the Night On” continues to climb up country radio’s Top 20 while his four-song album preview, X2C, landed at No. 5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

X2C includes “Leave the Night On” plus three more songs off Hunt’s upcoming major label debut album, MONTEVALLO, available Oct. 27.

For more information on Sam Hunt, visit www.SamHunt.com.

The Band Perry Featured on Opry Hitmakers!

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The Band Perry is featured on Opry Hitmakers this month. Fans can enjoy exclusive performances and interviews LIVE from behind Nashville’s most legendary stage.

Joel Crouse Celebrates Debut Album Release at Grand Ole Opry

©2014 Grand Ole Opry Photo By: Chris Hollo

©2014 Grand Ole Opry
Photo By: Chris Hollo

Joel Crouse celebrated the release of his new album EVEN THE RIVER RUNS with a live performance at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night (8/19). The project, which highlights Crouse’s talent for songwriting, made its debut in the Top 10 on iTunes Top Albums Chart.

Crouse performed “Don’t Tell Me” and “Summer Love” for the live audience at the Opry. Fans were also able to get up close and personal with an autograph signing before the show and a LIVE YouTube chat backstage in Crouse’s dressing room, where he answered questions and performed an acoustic set before taking the stage.

Crouse’s lead single “Don’t Tell Me” is currently featured on SiriusXM’s The Highway and the talented newcomer is gearing up for the Night That You’ll Never Forget Tour with Love And Theft, which kicks off in October.

For tour dates and more information, visit www.joelcrouse.com.

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