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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.”

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.

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Clare Dunn Performs “Tuxedo” for Her Grand Ole Opry Debut

Photo ID (L-R): Stephanie Wright, UMG Nashville VP of A&R; Cindy Mabe, UMG Nashville President; Clare Dunn; Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry VP/GM; Butch Waugh, Red Light Management 2016 Copyright/ Photo by Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole Opry

Photo ID (L-R): Stephanie Wright, UMG Nashville VP of A&R; Cindy Mabe, UMG Nashville President; Clare Dunn; Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry VP/GM; Butch Waugh, Red Light Management  2016 Copyright/ Photo by Chris Hollo for the Grand Ole Opry

MCA Nashville’s bold, new up-and-comer Clare Dunn fulfilled a life-long dream when she took the stage at Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry Saturday night. Performing her brand new single, “Tuxedo,” and the heartfelt “Old Hat” off her self-titled EP, Clare received a warm reception from the packed Grand Ole Opry House. The audience included friends and family in town from her home state of Colorado, and former co-workers from Clare’s early days in Nashville when she worked in the Opry gift shop.

“Singing my songs at the Grand Ole Opry is something I’ve dreamed of for so long,” Clare shares through joyous tears. “To share this now with my family, who always believed in me and worked so hard to help me pursue my dreams, I just cannot put into words how much this moment means to me.”

Declared “One To Watch” by Billboard, The Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, USA Today and more, Clare has made a strong impression on critics and audiences alike with her stellar guitar work, her honest lyrics and her no-holds-barred stage show. Clare has upcoming shows in Mont.; Mass.; Penn. and Maine including opening for Lee Brice on the Life Off My Years Tour.

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Grand Ole Opry Adds Second March 26 Show to Star-Packed Spring Line-Up

©Grand Ole Opry  Photo By: Chris Hollo

©Grand Ole Opry
Photo By: Chris Hollo

The Grand Ole Opry has added a second Saturday, March 26 show to its star-packed spring line-up, as living legend and Opry member Loretta Lynn returns to country music’s most famous stage. Lynn’s first studio album in 12 years, Full Circle, is out this week. Also scheduled to appear March 26 are Cole Swindell, Parker Millsap, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, and more.

In celebration of Swindell’s Opry return, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation is offering fans the chance to win a trip to Music City for the March 26 weekend via a #YOUSHOULDBEHERE AT THE OPRY SWEEPSTAKES. Details are available at The Opry is also providing its own winning opportunity with a SPRING BREAK IN NASHVILLE SWEEPSTAKES at One winner and a guest will win tickets to see Eric Church and more at the Opry April 9, accommodations at the Gaylord Opryland Resort, and more.

Rising newcomers Chris Janson, Lindsay Ell, and Mo Pitney are all scheduled for spring Opry appearances in support of the Opry’s artist discovery series, Opry 9.0: Discoveries From The Circle, Vol II. Janson and Ell are scheduled to appear on March 8, the project’s release date, while Ell and Pitney are scheduled for March 25.

Among others coming to the Opry this spring are Dierks Bentley, Oak Ridge Boys, Rascal Flatts, Charles Kelley, Scotty McCreery, Eric Paslay, David Nail, Charles Esten, Ricky Skaggs, Craig Morgan, Terri Clark, Brothers Osborne, Montgomery Gentry, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, Bill Anderson, and many more.

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hosted by Larry Gatlin returns to the Ryman Auditorium Thursday, March 24 and runs each Thursday through May 26. Among the show’s spring Spotlight Artists are Morgan, Charlie Daniels Band, and Oak Ridge Boys.

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