Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium In Honor of Belmont University Debate 08
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2008) During a special Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium last evening, Belmont University alumni Brad Paisley, Trisha Yearwood, Josh Turner, and Julie Roberts along with special guests Darius Rucker and Bob Schieffer & Honky Tonk Confidential entertained the invitation-only crowd that included national media in Nashville for the presidential debate.
CBS News chief Washington correspondent and moderator of “Face The Nation” Schieffer, a country music fan who has long enjoyed singing and writing country songs, performed two songs then returned to the stage with Brad Paisley to close the show.
“Can I say something I’ve wanted to say all my life?” said Schieffer after being introduced. “I’m Bob Scheiffer and I’m proud to be on the Grand Ole Opry! I’m appearing between Trisha Yearwood and Brad Paisley. I want to moderate that third debate, but I’ll tell ya, I won’t be feeling near the pressure I’m feeling tonight.”