Brad Paisley and More to Help Kick Off Grand Ole Opry 90th Anniversary Celebration
The Grand Ole Opry is gearing up to celebrate nine decades in country music with a nine-month-long celebration that kicks off on March 24.
Brad Paisley, Old Crow Medicine Show, the Del McCoury Band, Asleep at the Wheel and more are set to appear during two shows that evening, telling the stories behind some of the most important pieces of the Opry's 90-year history, including the fiddle that Uncle Jimmy Thompson played for the inaugural Opry broadcast, the steamboat whistle used by Opry founder George D. Hay to introduce Opry broadcasts and a guitar used by Opry great Little Jimmy Dickens. Items from contemporary Opry members like Paisley, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner will also be on display.
More plans for celebrating 90 years of the Grand Ole Opry will be announced during the shows on the 24th. Previously announced celebration events include appearances from Florida Georgia Line, the Charlie Daniels Band, the Oak Ridge Boys, Rascal Flatts and Reba McEntire. A Birthday Bash Weekend is scheduled for Oct. 2-3.
The Grand Ole Opry House, which opened its doors on March 16, 1974, was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, the U.S.’s official list recognizing places worthy of preservation. Constructed specifically for use by the Opry, the Opry House is the Opry's sixth, and longest, home, and the only building built specifically for the Opry.
Beginning in May, Paisley is set to head our on his 2015 Crushin' It World Tour, with Justin Moore and Mickey Guyton serving as his opening acts. The tour kicks off on May 15 in Philadelphia, Pa., with dates currently scheduled in the U.S. and Canada through Oct. 3. See a complete list of upcoming stops at BradPaisley.com.
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