Jammin' For Flood Relief: One-Of-A-Kind Opry Guitar Jam To Stream Live on Opry.com May 25Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, and Steve Wariner to raise funds for flood relief, launch Opry’s 85th Anniversary Celebration
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 21, 2010) When Grand Ole Opry superstars Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, and Steve Wariner pick up their guitars and hit the Opry stage next Tuesday, the world will be able to watch them live. The show will be available via live stream, powered by iClips, at opry.com beginning at 8 p.m. Central. The show will also be available on iClips.net, HULU, CBS Interactive Music Group, Justin.TV, Livestream.com, and broadcast live on 650 WSM-AM and wsmonline.com. The night is set to both raise funds for Middle Tennessee flood relief and kick off the Opry’s months-long 85th Birthday Celebration.
As a part of the night’s show, each Opry member will take the stage individually followed by a guitar jam finale featuring the group’s take on some of the most popular songs in the Opry’s 85-year history. The four artists-- each known as a multi-million-selling recording artist as well as an impeccable musician-- have together amassed more than 75 Country Music Association and Grammy® Awards.Throughout the show, fans will be invited to contribute to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and its flood relief efforts. The show will emanate from the historic Ryman Auditorium, as the Opry has been temporarily displaced from its permanent home --the Grand Ole Opry House-- by this month’s flood.
The night will officially kick off the Opry’s 85th birthday celebration to continue throughout the year as the show that made country music famous celebrates with country music’s most popular artists and biggest fans. Among artists coming this summer to the Opry stage are Luke Bryan, Emmylou Harris, Lady Antebellum, Oak Ridge Boys, Charley Pride, Josh Turner, Wynonna, and Trisha Yearwood.
To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or log on to opry.com. The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.
About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating 85 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and opry.com. The syndicated weekly program, America’s Opry Weekend, airs on country radio stations across America and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels. For more information, visit opry.com or www.gaylordentertainment.com