Actor Robert David Hall Headed To Grand Ole Opry
June 17, 2010 at 1:09 PM (PT)
Actor ROBERT DAVID HALL, who is best known for his role as DR. ALBERT ROBBINS on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” recently released his first Country music album, “Things They Don’t Teach You in School.” HALL will make his debut on the GRAND OLE OPRY stage in NASHVILLE on SATURDAY (6/19).
HALL told THE TENNESSEAN: “I’ve been listening to the OPRY since I was a little kid. I wanted to play guitar ever since I heard ROY ROGERS and GENE AUTRY in the movies. I wanted to be a musician since I was seven years old.”
HALL said he played in several bands during his teen years and went on the road with a band in his 20s. At 30, HALL was involved in a car accident that required the amputation of his legs. He got prosthetic limbs and focused his energy on a career in radio instead of in a band. He was invited to an acting audition by a friend, which changed the course of his career.
HALL added: “I’m 50% nervous about the OPRY and 50% looking forward to it like I’ve never looked forward to anything else. My wife and I have been watching what NASHVILLE went through with the flood, but to play the RYMAN is such a wonderful strange twist of fate. All I want to do is be in tune and sound good. How many people get the opportunity to play on the OPRY stage?”
Following his OPRY performance, HALL will sign copies of his CD at the OPRY ORIGINALS store in DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE. He will sign from 9:15-10p (CT). Fans can also catch HALL on MONDAY (6/21) on CBS-TV’s “Talk of the Town” at 11a (CT) and at 11:35p (CT) on “The Late Late Show With CRAIG FERGUSON,” which is also on CBS-TV.