In his latest My Name is Jon webisode, Jon Pardi takes a look back at his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2012. Check out the clip — and the hairstyle….
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Grand Ole Opry member and country music super star Craig Morgan recently returned to the Opry stage to perform and celebrate his fifth year, and counting, as a member of country music’s most honored family.
Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher presented the Opry member with a commemorative print marking the five-year mark and said,
“Opry members are the heart and soul of the Grand Ole Opry. They are the reason we have been around for 88 years and are the world’s longest running live radio show. During this Thanksgiving week, we thought it be appropriate to thank Craig Morgan for five incredible years as a member and you are going to be around for several decades more I think. We’ll be doing this a lot more so let’s thank Craig Morgan for five years.”
Upon accepting the print, Craig shared,
“I wore them out when I first started as a singer. For me there’s no greater honor that can be bestowed on a country singer aside from being a member of this great foundation. I’m so proud and honored to be here tonight.”
Craig was inducted as an Opry member in October 2008 by Opry member, John Conlee.
Dictionary.com will go country this week. The site has teamed up with the Grand Ole Opry to showcase words that country music made famous, like “dobro” and “bluegrass.”
The trivia section of Dictionary.com will also feature words used in country songs performed by artists who belong to the Opry, like Trace Adkins and Carrie Underwood. It will also feature trivia with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town.
The country music-themed content on Dictionary.com’s 75 million mobile apps and homepage will also link to opry.com, which throughout the partnership will feature audio and video playlists celebrating various Dictionary.com featured words as well as an online sweeps offering an Opry/Dictionary.com CD library and an Opry visit for two as prizes.
“Country music and the Grand Ole Opry have a unique place in America’s history,” said Rebekah Otto, Dictionary.com’s head of content. “We’re excited to share with the world some of the ways in which the genre has influenced not only what the world sings but also its effect on our spoken word.”
Who knew that Love and Theft were such HUGE fans of the show “Nashville”? The duo played the Opry this this weekend when they were “surprised” with a special guest. Okay, it’s not-so-much an actual surprise, but funny all the same.
Country music newcomer Austin Webb will make his Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday, Nov. 9th at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.
Webb will perform during the Opry At The Ryman shows, scheduled for 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The evening’s lineup includes performances by Holly Williams, Sam Palladio, Del McCoury Band, Sons of Fathers and more. Tickets are available for purchase at Opry.com. The Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and Opry.com.
“Being asked to perform at the Grand Ole Opry is the highest honor I’ve ever known,” said Webb. “I’m blessed, humbled and grateful to have this opportunity.”
Austin Webb is signed to Streamsound Records, the Nashville-based label founded by Grammy award-winning producer Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sugarland) and Jim Wilkes. The newcomer’s current single, “Slip On By,” is at Country radio and is #45 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. The song is a sentimental ballad that stresses the value of time and not living in regret. This harmonious tune plucks on the heartstrings of growing older and emphasizes the importance of not letting time “slip on by.” Country Weekly named Webb as “One To Watch in 2013,” and he is currently featured as the “Who’s New” artist in the Nov. 4 issue of the magazine.
The Greenville, S.C. native’s music straddles the line between the two genres he grew up listening to most: Country and Soul. Citing influences like Joe Cocker, Otis Redding, Bill Withers, Guy Clark, Bob Dylan and Townes Van Zandt.
For more information on Austin Webb, visit www.AustinWebbMusic.com.