Grand Ole Opry Plans 80th Birthday Party For George Jones
August 17, 2011 at 8:02 AM (PT)
The GRAND OLE OPRY in NASHVILLE will throw an 80th birthday party for Country legend GEORGE JONES during the TUESDAY NIGHT OPRY on SEPTEMBER 13th. Among those scheduled to participate in the birthday festivities are OPRY members ALAN JACKSON, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, JOE DIFFIE, PAM TILLIS and the OAK RIDGE BOYS plus special guests JAMEY JOHNSON, BLACKBERRY SMOKE and ERIC LEE BEDDINGFIELD.
JONES, who will turn 80 on SEPTEMBER 12th, became a GRAND OLE OPRY member 55 years ago.
Fans can take part in the birthday celebration by entering the OPRY’s BIRTHDAY BASH DESSERT CONTEST. To enter, fans visit the OPRY on FACEBOOK, submit their best original dessert recipe, and share with friends to get them to vote. The top three recipes will be prepared by a professional chef and judged by JONES on the night of his OPRY party. One grand prize winner will receive a trip to the OPRY’S BIRTHDAY BASH in OCTOBER and a chance to have their dessert featured on the menu at the new OPRY BACKSTAGE GRILL.
Check out more information, including tickets, at www.opry.com.