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Grand Ole Opry To “Salute The Troops”

©2015 Grand Ole Opry  Photo By: Chris Hollo

©2015 Grand Ole Opry Photo By: Chris Hollo

The show that made country music famous is scheduled to salute the U.S. military with a red carpet arrival parade and special Opry performance Tuesday, May 19.  The MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band will make its second appearance on the Opry as part of the evening’s events along with performances by Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Lee Greenwood, Craig Morgan, and Kellie Pickler, among others. The show is one part of the Opry’s month-long celebration of our nation’s troops and their families, which helps benefit the USO and MusiCorps.

The public is invited to be a part of the celebration outside the Opry House beginning at 5:45 p.m. as members of the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band and other honored soldiers enter the Opry House via a fan-lined red carpet parade. The evening’s Opry performance begins at 7:00 p.m.

As part of the show’s 90th anniversary celebration, the Opry is celebrating country’s heart throughout the year, bringing its biggest stars and loyal fans together to support nine important causes over the course of nine months.  Called “Cause For Applause,” the initiative will continue with “Salute The Troops” as May’s cause benefitting MusicCorps and the USO.  Throughout the month, a percentage of the proceeds from Opry ticket sales will go to the cause when fans mention the code “SALUTE.” Among other artists scheduled to appear on the Opry and Opry Country Classics throughout the month and who are also USO tour veterans are Brett Eldredge, Charlie Daniels Band, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Hunter Hayes, Oak Ridge Boys, Rascal Flatts, and Aaron Tippin.

In celebration of the cause, the Opry has also unveiled a new “Salute The Troops” tee collection from the Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler line, the Opry’s first artist-curated collection. A percentage of the sales from the collection will also be donated to the cause. Pickler is scheduled to sign autographs in The Opry Shop following the show May 19. A tee purchase and voucher are required for the signing; full details are available at


Country Music Shows Up for St. Jude Country Music Marathon

Kelli Pickler and the Bironas Family: SJCMM

Kelli Pickler and the Bironas Family: SJCMM

Country music’s finest artists showed their support for the annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon & Marathon last Saturday as Nashvile set the stage and welcomed more than 30,000 registered runners from around the world.

Kellie Pickler left her Bahamas vacation to run on a special relay team in memory of Tennessee Titans punter Rob Bironas. More than 20 of Bironas’ friends and family split two miles throughout the marathon course and finished by walking across the line together as a group.

Rick Diamond/ Getty Images for SJCMM

Rick Diamond/ Getty Images for SJCMM

Sam Palladio and Chaley Rose, from ABC’s TV show Nashville, both ran the 5K together and then greeted Rose’s brother Chase Jackson as he crossed the marathon finish line.

Terri Clark and Bryan White participated in the half marathon on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Martina McBride headlined the post-race concert weekend and John Rich, with guests Phil Vassar and Megan Mullins, hosted a Sunday brunch for the top 25 St. Jude Heroes who fundraised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while training for race day.

Kellie Pickler Introduces Home Goods Line

Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickleris doing a line of home goods inspired by her great-grandmother. It’s called Selma Drye By Kellie Pickler and it includes items like candles, frames, pillows, dishes, aprons and furniture.

Kellie says her great-grandmother had “a simple, loving touch” that made her house a home. Kellie’s business partner with the home goods is the Grand Ole Opry, the first time the Opry has partnered with an artist for merchandise. The items are for sale in the Opry retail shops in Nashville or the Opry’s website.

Top Country Tweets of the Week April 20th-26th

dierks tweet

  1. @DierksBentley ·  yo @KixBrooks, found your hat and shades…looking through your desk for a HIT! where you hiding ’em??!
  1. @BradPaisley ·  Alaska this weekend. Austin next. My agent thinks routing our tour dates alphabetically is perfectly legit. @robbeckhamwme needs a map.

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  1. @austinlwebb ·  Are @AnnaKendrick47 & @sethmeyers the same person?

kacey tweet

  1. @KaceyMusgraves · Pre-existing bruise (from shutting the car door on my own leg ) + wearing fishnets last night = wtf.
  1. @bretteldredge ·  Sometimes I feel like airport restaurant chains just serve the leftovers from their main restaurants
  1. @mirandalambert ·  I just dropped my guitar pick in my FULL drink. Now the real dilemma…down it or fight with the ice cubes and spill it all? #bottomsup

lady a tweet

  1. @ladyantebellum ·this is my tour gift. the old tiki bar but the dust, but now we’re talking. -ck

martina tweet

  1. @martinamcbride ·  I can’t tell you how good this tasted at 2 am after the @acmawards and the All Star Jam.…

kellie tweet

  1. @kelliepickler ·  Running with my girls -> Mitzi Stevens @jenna_pate andizack & cocoasada #RunCMM #RB2

carrie tweet

  1. @carrieunderwood · No. No. No. No. No. No. No…all kinds of no.

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