The Opry Hosts Two Sold-Out, Star Packed Shows, Featuring Two Surprise GuestsShows include performances by Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Jerrod Niemann, and more
Country music’s most famous show was jamming last night during one of country music’s most exciting weeks-- CMA Music Festival-- as the Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® hosted two sold-out, star-studded shows with performances by Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Darius Rucker, Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Dickens, Bill Anderson, and Jerrod Niemann. Earlier in the evening, fans were invited to party with Niemann during a free Opry Plaza Party presented by Humana.
During the first of two shows, Opry member Underwood introduced the newest American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina on stage. The winners made a special surprise Opry trip to visit Underwood before they make their Opry performance debuts this Fri., June 10, exactly six years since Underwood’s debut. Earlier in her set, Underwood performed the Mel McDaniel hit “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On.” McDaniel, who passed away earlier this year, was from Checotah, Oklahoma, also Underwood’s hometown.
Backstage during the evening, Nan Kelley, host of GAC’s “Top 20” was on hand to talk to the artists about the Opry and CMA Music Festival. Fans can catch the show this Friday, June 10, 8p.m. EST.
Visit www.opry.com/cmafest to see our full schedule of events!