Robert David Hall To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut June 19"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" Actor To Sign Newly-Released Country Album at Opry Originals
Actor Robert David Hall is set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Sat., June 19 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. In addition to his known acting skills, Hall is a talented songwriter, singer and musician. His debut CD Things They Don't Teach You in School was released June 1. The actor wrote or co-wrote nine of the twelve songs on the project, including the title track.
Hall is best known as offbeat coroner Dr. Albert Robbins on CBS TV's award-winning drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." He just completed his 10th season on the show that continues to be one of the nation's highest-rated television series.
In celebration of its 85th Birthday, the Opry has invited personalities such as Hall from outside the country world who have an interest in music to sit in with the Opry band or to perform a song on country music's most revered stage. On June 12, Chef Duff Goldman and Sous Chef Geof Manthorne of the Food Network's "Ace of Cakes" performed alongside Opry legend Charley Pride in addition to presenting the Opry with a one-of-kind cake they'd created.
Hall is a devoted community activist and one of the most prominent disabled actors working today. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Organization on Disability, completed a term as a National Board Member of the Screen Actors Guild, and is the National Chairman of the Performers with Disabilities Caucus for SAG, AFTRA and EQUITY. He will be a musical guest on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on CBS this Mon., June 21.
The actor/musician will sign copies of his new CD at Opry Originals (3rd and Broadway) immediately following the night's Opry performance, 9:15-10:00 p.m.
To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or log on to opry.com. The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. For more information on Hall or to sample or purchase his music, visit www.robertdavidhallmusic.com.
Among others scheduled to visit the Opry at the Ryman Auditorium this summer are Dierks Bentley, the Charlie Daniels Band, Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, Marty Stuart, Wynonna, and Chris Young.
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