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Musicians On Call Brings The Grand Ole Opry to Hospitalized Veterans

Teri Clark

Multi-Platinum selling country star Terri Clark joined Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, to perform for Veterans at the Nashville VA hospital last night. The visit was in partnership with the Grand Ole Opry, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary, and its Circle Throwdown, which brings impromptu performances with Opry artists and a replica of the famed six-foot Opry Circle of wood symbolizing the oak center stage at the Opry House to new locations across the country. Clark serenaded Veterans with her hits including “Now That I Found You” and “No Fear” at MOC’s Bedside Performance Program, where volunteer musicians across the country have delivered the healing power of music to nearly half a million patients, families and caregivers.

“Being a part Musicians On Call for our Veterans was one of the most gratifying and joyful experiences I’ve had in my life as a musician,” said Terri Clark. “It’s easy to take for granted what we enjoy and do every day, but moments like these are what it’s really all about.  The universal language and a magical moment in time.”

“We’re so fortunate to have country music icon Terri Clark donate her time and talent to support the healing power of music for our Veterans,” said Pete Griffin, MOC President. “We’re proud to partner with the Opry to make moments like this even more special.”

Clark’s visit had her performing at the bedsides of over 35 Veterans in the Nashville VA hospital delivering the healing power of music. One patient, so moved by her performance and visit, even joined her side for several stops to sing along. To date, MOC volunteers have performed for over 23,000 Veterans and family members and climbing.

American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry Opens Nationwide Next Month

American Saturday Night

Independent distributor DigiNext Films today announced that the first-ever Grand Ole Opry feature-length concert movie, American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry, will expand to additional Carmike Cinemas and other North American theaters for a special engagement beginning February 12 at 200+ cinemas. The film provides a virtual front row seat and VIP all-access pass to full live performances and backstage conversations with Opry members Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Darius Rucker as well as The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge.

In conjunction with the expanded movie release, a social media sweepstakes has been launched that includes a Grand Prize trip to Music City, Nashville, TN including:

  • Accommodations for two at the Gaylord Opryland Resort
  • Airfare via Southwest Airlines
  • Tickets to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry and other Nashville attractions

No purchase is necessary to enter the Opry Movie Sweepstakes and entrants can increase their chances of winning by entering every day until the Sweepstakes ends on March 15, 2016.   To enter, visit www.facebook.com/DigiNextFilms and click the ‘Win a Trip’ tab.

For more information about the movie:

  • Official trailer www.oprymovie.com
  • Locations/times/advance tickets via MovieTickets.com and Fandango
  • @DigiNextEvents @Opry #OpryMovie

Brad Paisley Makes Surprise Grand Ole Opry Appearance to Honor Little Jimmy Dickens

Brad Paisley honors Little Jimmy Dickens at Grand Ole Opry Saturday night

©2016 Grand Ole Opry Photo By: Chris Hollo

Grand Ole Opry member Brad Paisley made a surprise appearance on the Opry Saturday night, January 2, in honor of one of his best friends, Grand Ole Opry star Little Jimmy Dickens. Dickens passed away on January 2, 2015 at the age of 94.

Paisley shared stories about the Opry legend, including a memory from the first time the two friends went fishing together. Paisley ended the night with a medley of Dickens’ favorites including ‘Country Boy’, ‘Out Behind The Barn’, ‘May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose’, and ‘Mountain Dew’, among others.

Dickens was the longest-running member of the Opry, joining in 1948. He last performed on the Opry on Dec. 20, 2014, singing “Out Behind The Barn” and delivering his trademark comedy.

Dickens was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983.

Laura Story To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

Laura Story

GRAMMY® Award Winner Laura Story will make her Grand Ole Opry debut TONIGHT, December 8, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Story will join the ranks of legends who have taken part in the world-famous show, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. Additional performers tomorrow include Carrie Underwood, Chris Janson, Kristian Bush and more – a lineup set to play to back-to-back Opry shows at 7:00 and 9:30pm. For additional show and ticketing information, click here.

Tomorrow, December 9, Story will be part of the 2015 Todd Starnes Fox News Radio Christmas special. The two-hour show will be filmed at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. “The Todd Starnes All-American Christmas” will be broadcast the week of Christmas on hundreds of FOX News Radio stations along with KCBI in Dallas, the entire American Family Radio network and the Bott Radio Network. The show will also be broadcast on FoxNews.com and FoxNation.com.

Story will perform songs from her debut Christmas album, God With Us, which is being widely praised by critics. CCM Magazine calls the album “beautiful” and “timeless,” while NewReleaseToday says it’s full of “passion and substance.” Worship Leader praises her “clear and rich vocal elegance” while Hallels calls the music “stunning.”

God With Us includes the track “Just Another Christmas,” which Story hopes will serve as a reminder to herself and fans not to lose the wonder of Christmas this year. “What would it look like to celebrate the birth of Christ in a new and fresh way?” Story asks. Click below to watch Story as she issues a challenge to fans: “Don’t let this be just another Christmas.”

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