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Grand Ole Opry Throws the Grandest of 90th Birthday Parties

©2015 Grand Ole Opry   Photo By: Chris Hollo / Rachael Black

©2015 Grand Ole Opry
Photo By: Chris Hollo / Rachael Black

The Grand Ole Opry presented by Humana celebrated its 90th birthday this weekend with superstar performances throughout four Opry shows, free Opry Plaza Birthday Parties, and more. Weekend performers rounded out each show by singing “Happy Birthday” alongside a larger-than-life Opry 90th birthday cake accompanied by sold-out audiences.

After a surprise on-stage collaboration between The Oak Ridge Boys and Little Big Town on the Oaks’ classic “Elvira” Friday night, both groups were presented Opry member 90th anniversary member gifts by Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher. “For 90 years, Opry members have been the heart and soul of the show that made country music famous,” Fisher said. “Moments like these connecting generations of great country artists are what the Grand Ole Opry is all about.” The gifts to be presented to all members over the next few months are replicas of new backstage artwork unveiled Friday night in honor of the Opry’s membership.

©2015 Grand Ole Opry   Photo By: Chris Hollo / Rachael Black

©2015 Grand Ole Opry
Photo By: Chris Hollo / Rachael Black

On Saturday, one of America’s most trusted and beloved journalists and long-time country music and Grand Ole Opry fan Robin Roberts trekked to Nashville for the 90th anniversary celebration. The Good Morning America anchor introduced superstar and Grand Ole Opry member Carrie Underwood, who celebrated alongside a bevy of Opry members including The Oak Ridge Boys, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Trace Adkins, and more.

Throughout the weekend, fans packed the Opry Plaza for free performances including an Opry salute by stars of ABC’s NASHVILLE—Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, and Aubrey Peeples.

The Opry’s 90th Anniversary celebration continues Tuesday, October 6 with appearances by Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Marty Stuart, and more as well as upcoming appearances by Kelsea Ballerini, Easton Corbin, Charlie Daniels Band, Loretta Lynn, Alison Krauss, Rascal Flatts, and many others.

Pistol Annies Reunite!

Pistol Annies

After an extremely long hiatus, The Pistol Annies surprised an Augusta, Georgia crowd on Friday with a reunion. Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley joined fellow Annie Miranda Lambert on stage during her Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars tour date.

Grand Ole Opry Set For A Ruff Week

miranda lambert

The Grand Ole Opry and Miranda Lambert are joining forces over the next week to send some four-legged friends straight from the home of country music to loving homes of their own. As the Opry celebrates its 90th birthday this Saturday, October 3, Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation will be on hand in the Opry Plaza with rescue dogs waiting to be adopted and off to perfect homes. The pet adoption opportunity is one component of the day’s free Opry Plaza Party that will also include live music on the Plaza stage including a musical salute to the Opry by stars of ABC’s NASHVILLE—Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, and Aubrey Peeples.

The MuttNation crew is scheduled to return to the Plaza on October 6 when Lambert visits the Opry for two shows that will also feature Alan Jackson and Marty Stuart, among others.

Throughout October, Opry guests are invited to use the code “PAWS” when purchasing Opry tickets to designate a portion of those ticket proceeds benefit MuttNation. Sales of special items including dog collars and “Puppy Opry” prints available in the Opry’s Nashville retail stores and will also help benefit the Foundation. Fans can also bid on autographed merchandise and experiences at throughout October with all proceeds benefitting MuttNation.

“What an honor that the Grand Ole Opry has invited MuttNation to its 90th Birthday Bash,” said Foundation co-founder Bev Lambert. “With its impeccable reputation, Miranda and I are aware the Opry could have selected any number of pet charities with which to work. We are extremely humbled that they’ve entrusted MuttNation Foundation to join arms and paws in October.”

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