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Country Legend Jean Shepard Passes Away

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Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Jean Shepard died this morning at age 82. Shepard was the longest-running Opry member and celebrated her 60th anniversary with the show last year. Her signature songs included the Ferlin Husky duet “A Dear John Letter,” “A Satisfied Mind,” “Second Fiddle (To An Old Guitar)” and “Slippin’ Away.” Arrangements are pending.

May she rest in peace.

Grand Ole Opry to celebrate Country Cares or St. Jude Kids

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The Grand Ole Opry® will celebrate Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® during a special show set for Tuesday, Sept.13. Performers scheduled for the show include Randy Owen of Alabama, CMA nominated-group Old Dominion, Montgomery Gentry, Ricky Skaggs, and Drake White, among others.

Throughout the show, photos and videos of special moments from Country Cares for St. Jude Kids will be shared during Opry performances. St. Jude patient Ian, who is eight years old, will take the stage as a special guest announcer for the night.

When guests purchase tickets for the evening at the special link below, $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Country Cares for St. Jude Kids. Ticket link: https://opry.com/stjude



Trent Harmon Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

Photo Credit: Chris Hollo | ©2016 Grand Ole Opry

Photo Credit: Chris Hollo | ©2016 Grand Ole Opry

Trent Harmon stepped inside the legendary wooden circle to make his Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday night (8/27). The suave crooner opened his performance with a bluesy rendition of “What Are You Listening To” (originally recorded by Chris Stapleton) before transitioning to his debut Country radio single “There’s A Girl.”

The night marked a bucket list moment for Trent, who shared, “It’s an honor to be here tonight. I feel so blessed to be able to share this incredible moment with you and all of my fans.”

The Arkansas native is known for giving his fans a behind-the-scenes pass to his life and career so it was no surprise that he took over the Opry’s Twitter, posting photos and videos throughout the night. He celebrated with family and friends, including one of his “There’s A Girl” co-writers, Laura Veltz. His Big Machine Records label home even surprised Trent with a congratulatory cake, commemorating the performance.

Tallying almost 300,000 views in the last month, the “There’s A Girl” music video playfully depicts all that a guy would do for love. Trent echoed the sentiment from the Opry stage, thanking his fans for all of their support since his American Idol coronation earlier this year.

Trent will resume his cross-country travels this week to continue sharing new music with radio stations while simultaneously working on his debut album for Big Machine Records, expected in 2017.

For the latest updates, visit www.TrentHarmon.com.

Jason Aldean’s Concert For The Cure Collides With Opry Goes Pink

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Since beginning his career, RIAA’s top digital country male artist of all time Jason Aldean has continued to find new ways to raise awareness for breast cancer research, and for the first time in his career he partners with the Grand Ole Opry and incorporates his 11th annual “Concert for the Cure” as part of the eighth annual “Opry Goes Pink,” the annual special performance staged to fight breast cancer. In addition to the multi-platinum superstar flipping the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the Grand Ole Opry’s two shows on Tuesday, October 25, Aldean will take the stage to perform along with other favorites and raise awareness and funds for Women Rock for the Cure™ and Susan G. Komen®’s Nashville Chapter. A host of artists joining Aldean for the Opry shows will be announced soon.

“Finding a cure for breast cancer is something I’ll continue to fight for the rest of my life,” said Aldean. “Bringing the show back to Nashville this year as part of a special Opry performance where I will have so many friends and family in the crowd will be a good reminder of why we need to continue to fight this terrible disease.”

This year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year has been an avid supporter towards the fight against breast cancer since 2004, after losing a dear friend to the disease. Aldean continues to donate a portion of each ticket sale towards his longstanding partner, Susan G. Komen, while also honoring one breast cancer survivor and guest during his 2016 SIX STRING CIRCUS, with a VIP backstage meet-and-greet experience.

“Both Jason Aldean and the Opry have been working for several years now to fight breast cancer,” said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. “We’re excited that the ACM’s Entertainer of the Year and the Opry are joining forces this year to make what we know will be a bigger impact than ever.”

Aldean will take the stage that night to present a check to the Susan G. Komen Foundation from monies raised on his tour throughout the year. Additionally, beginning today, when fans order tickets to the night’s shows, $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Women Rock For The Cure™. Tickets are available at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.

The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 13.

 

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