Grand Ole Opry Adds New Thursday Night Show
July 25, 2008 at 7:02 AM (PT)
The TENNESSEAN is reporting that the GRAND OLE OPRY has announced plans to add a fourth OPRY show to its weekly agenda on THURSDAYS in 2009. The new show will be called OPRY COUNTRY CLASSICS and will feature Classic Country songs performed by the stars who made them hits and by some of Country's established artists & newcomers.
GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY's GRAND OLE OPRY GROUP President STEVE BUCHANAN said: "These are the Classic Country hits that really have defined Country music as a genre. THURSDAY nights will really be those songs that are truly the classics. This show allows us the opportunity to have an artist come out and do a medley of PATSY CLINE songs as well as having CHARLEY PRIDE or LORETTA LYNN or BILL ANDERSON come out and sing the hits that define their career."
OPRY COUNTRY CLASSICS will be broadcast on GAYLORD Classic Country WSM-A (650)/NASHVILLE in addition to the other OPRY shows. Other details surrounding the new THURSDAY night show are still being determined. For more on this story, click here.