GAC To Broadcast The Grand Ole Opry's Homecoming
September 20, 2010 at 7:28 AM (PT)
Next TUESDAY (9/28) GAC-TV will broadcast the return of the GRAND OLE OPRY to the GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE live at 9p (ET) in a special called “Country Comes Home: An OPRY Celebration.” This is the first show back at the OPRY’s venue home, following the devastation from the historic NASHVILLE flood back in MAY.
Country artists set to appear that night include TRACE ADKINS, JASON ALDEAN, DIERKS BENTLEY, CHARLIE DANIELS, JIMMY DICKENS, MARTINA McBRIDE, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, BRAD PAISLEY, BLAKE SHELTON, JOSH TURNER and KEITH URBAN.
Viewers will also get an exclusive look at the fully refurbished OPRY HOUSE and beloved OPRY stage where 46 inches of water stood following the May flood. The show will also spotlight the OPRY HOUSE’s signature element, a six foot circle of oak taken from the stage of the RYMAN AUDITORIUM, the OPRY’s former home. The circle was removed from the OPRY HOUSE stage, refurbished and returned to center stage.
GAC Pres. ED HARDY said: “For the past several years, GAC has been proud to be the television home of the GRAND OLE OPRY. Touring the OPRY HOUSE two days after the devastating floods was a very emotional experience for me. GAC partnered with the OPRY and the NASHVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITOR’S BUREAU to host the MUSIC CITY KEEP ON PLAYIN’ telethon which raised over $1.8 million for NASHVILLE flood victims. Now, it is with great pride that GAC once again brings AMERICA the excitement and emotion of the OPRY’s return to its beautifully restored home.”
The OPRY has not missed a single show since the flood, broadcasting from several NASHVILLE venues including former OPRY homes the RYMAN AUDITORIUM and the WAR MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM. For more info on the upcoming special, visit www.gactv.com.