Nashville’s celebrated Grand Ole Opry will start its 95th anniversary celebrations with the best possible news on Saturday (October 3), by welcoming back a limited live audience to its official birthday show.
From this weekend throughout October, and for the first time since March, up to 500 guests will be in the audience to be part of the Opry Live television and livestream filming, hosted by Bobby Bones. These broadcasts have taken place every weekend throughout the pandemic, but without a live audience until now. On Saturday, they’ll be entertained by major country stars and Opry members Dierks Bentley, Terri Clark, Vince Gill, and Lorrie Morgan.
Fans who had bought tickets to the Grand Ole Opry shows before the enforced shutdown are being given a presale opportunity to buy tickets. Any remaining tickets will be advertised for sale and the Opry promises more details of shows and digital events taking place throughout October in due course.
You can also watch Saturday’s all-star show live on Circle television, Dish Network, and Sling TV. To see local listings, visit www.CirclePlus.com.
Gill has continued to be a mainstay of the distanced performances at the Opry in recent months, and played there with Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris in early August. Gill recently entered his 30th year as a member of the great institution. He became a member in August 1991.
Canadian country queen Clark released the new holiday album It’s Christmas…Cheers! last Friday (25). She produced the ten-track set herself, and it features guest appearances by Bentley and Gill along with Ricky Skaggs, the Oak Ridge Boys, Pam Tillis, Suzy Bogguss, and the Time Jumpers.
The latest edition of her syndicated radio show Country Gold with Terri Clark, which airs on more than 170 stations across the US and Canada, features her conversation with Valory/Big Machine artist Justin Moore.
Terri Clark’s It’s Christmas…Cheers! can be bought here.