The Doobie Brothers To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut Saturday, February 26
The iconic GRAMMY®-awarded group The Doobie Brothers will be making its Grand Ole Opry debut on Sat., Feb. 26. Founding members Pat Simmons and Tom Johnston along with members John McFee (known to country music audiences for his days in Southern Pacific) and Guy Allison will be joined by touring member John Cowan, originally of New Grass Revival, in a performance of Doobie hits and songs from their newest release World Gone Crazy.
The Doobie Brothers, celebrated as one of the greatest American bands of all time, kick off their 40th Anniversary celebration in April 2011. With countless hits and over 40 million records sold, the band has had a strong connection with country music throughout the years with such songs as “Black Water” and “Long Train Running.” Their newest album, World Gone Crazy, continues the country connection with a guest performance from Willie Nelson on “I Know We Won.” The title track goes to country radio as a single this week.
In celebration of the debut, fans can visit opry.com now through Thurs., Feb. 24 to enter to win the opportunity to meet the Doobie Brothers backstage at the Opry on the night of the group’s, debut. Other performers scheduled for the same weekend include Opry members Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, and Montgomery Gentry as well as Dan Tyminski, Gretchen Wilson, The Oak Ridge Boys, and many others. Among those coming in March to the Opry stage are The Band Perry, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood. The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com.
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