Brad Paisley / Carrie Underwood / Grand Ole Opry

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to Perform on the Grand Ole Opry

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Photo: Grand Ole Opry/ Photo By: Chris Hollo

Three-time Grammy winner and a CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley and seven-time Grammy winner and 2-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood will step into the circle together for the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,941st consecutive Saturday night broadcast Saturday, September 5. The Opry will air on Circle TV and SiriusXM as well as the Opry’s flagship home 650 WSM AM and Paisley has been an Opry member since 2001 and Underwood has been an Opry member since 2008. 

Paisley, who recently released his new single “No I In Beer,” and Underwood whose first-ever Christmas album, My Gift, will release globally on September 25, have been friends since touring together early in Underwood’s career. The two multi-award winning superstars went on to an 11-year run as one of the most popular and successful hosting duos in CMA Awards history.

As the Grand Ole Opry approaches its 95th year in the midst of a global pandemic, Opry members and special guest artists have kept the music playing from the unbroken circle and is reaching some of its largest audiences to date. The Opry has been reaching millions of fans and making new ones each week as it has logged viewers from over 100 countries worldwide who have been tuning in since shows with a live Opry House audience were paused in mid-March. Opry Live on Circle TV has consistently been in the top of the Pollstar Livestream Chart with an average of over 1 million+ viewers consistently each week. 

Though Opry shows with a live Opry House audience are paused, the show will be broadcast live on Circle and Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates. Opry Live on Circle will be hosted by Bobby Bones. The livestream on Circle All Access and YouTube channel will be guest hosted by Natalie Stovall, a member of the country trio Runaway June and host of Circle’s Southern Weekend. Prior to the Opry Livestream at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT, Circle SessionsJohn Rich will air in a special one-hour premiere at 7 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. CT on Circle All Access’ Facebook, Twitter and YouTube social channels. The special is hosted by Nan Kelley and was filmed at his house overlooking Nashville. Opry announcer Bill Cody will be heard on 650 AM WSM and SiriusXM.

This Saturday, August 22, Capitol Records Nashville’s Jon Pardi, Broken Bow Records rising female trio Runaway June and Opry member Pam Tillis, celebrating her 20th Opry Anniversary, will step onto the Grand Ole Opry stage at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT.  

Those tuning into the Livestream on Circle All Access YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels this Saturday can watch a brand new Circle SessionsLuke Bryan hosted by Nan Kelley where he plays some of the songs that have influenced his career at 7:30 PM ET/ 6:30 PM CT immediately prior to the Opry. 

The Opry’s paused shows without an audience since March 14 have included Opry members Trace Adkins, Bill Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Terri Clark, Luke Combs, Dailey & Vincent, Vince Gill, Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, the Oak Ridge Boys, Old Crow Medicine Show, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Jeannie Seely, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Keith Urban, Steve Wariner, Mark Wills, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young along with special guests Lady A, Lauren Alaina, Mandy Barnett, Lee Brice, T. Graham Brown, Luke Bryan, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Jason Crabb, Sara Evans, Dom Flemons, Amy Grant and daughters Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill, Tracy Lawrence, Ashley McBryde, Chrissy Metz, Keb’ Mo’, Carly Pearce, Kellie Pickler, Michael Ray, The Scott Family, Gwen Stefani, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Sam Williams, CeCe Winans, Charlie Worsham, and Brett Young.

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