Grand Ole Opry Comes To CRS
January 7, 2013 at 7:59 AM (PT)
COUNTRY RADIO SEMINAR (CRS) has announced that the world famous GRAND OLE OPRY will kick off CRS-2013, on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th in the PERFORMANCE HALL at the NASHVILLE CONVENTION CENTER.
Artists confirmed are BRAD PAISLEY, DARIUS RUCKER, SCOTTY McCREERY, VINCE GILL, and DUSTIN LYNCH, with more to be announced. The 2-hour event will commence at 7p (CT), immediately following the CRS ARTIST/ATENDEE RECEPTION. All CRS attendees will be welcome to attend.
The OPRY, radio’s longest-running program, has only rarely staged shows outside its regular program schedule and its permanent home at the GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE, and in WINTER, the RYMAN AUDITORIUM. Past OPRY performances outside the home venues include show’s at NEW ORK’S CARNEGIE HALL and the KENNEDY CENTER in WASHINGTON, D.C.
“Every week, the GRAND OLE OPRY showcases an unforgettable, one-of-a-kind mix of Country music’s new stars, superstars, and legends for Country music fans from around the world. We’re excited to deliver a special show featuring some of radio’s biggest current hit-makers who are also some of the most popular artists who visit our stage for all our friends in country radio when CRS returns to town next month,” said OPRY Vice President/General Manager PETE FISHER.
“This marks the first time in the history of the seminar, which is over 40 years, that we welcome the GRAND OLE OPRY to our stage. It has been a long time coming, but will be well worth the wait,” adding, “My thanks to PETE FISHER and the OPRY staff for allowing me to present this show on the opening night of CRS 2013, as both events are such a great fit for each other, said CRS Executive Director BILL MAYNE.
For more info on CRS-2013 visit www.CountryRadioSeminar.com.