Grand Ole Opry to Salute U.S. Military with Special Tuesday Night Opry May 22To Air as Premiere of GAC’s “Noteworthy At The Opry” On May 26
The show that made country music famous is scheduled to salute heroes of the U.S. military with all-star performances Tuesday, May 22. Performers slated for the evening include Opry members Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, and Ronnie Milsap, along with Kellie Pickler.
“This show continues the Opry’s long and very important tradition of recognizing our nation’s armed forces with a hail and ‘thank you’,” said Opry vice president and general manager Pete Fisher. “Country music is America’s music, and we look forward to some of our most talented country artists coming home to the Opry to play America’s music for the nation’s heroes-- both those in the Opry House Tuesday night and those who will tune in to broadcasts later in the week.”
The show will air as the premiere 90-minute episode of “Noteworthy at the Opry” on GAC: Great American Country Sat., May 26 9:00 p.m. ET. The 16-episode series will feature musical performances and personal stories from top acts in country music plus interviews with other celebrities about the artists and music featured in each episode.
“Noteworthy at the Opry” is sponsored by Dish Network, and the premiere episode is co-sponsored by Opry presenting sponsor Humana®. Humana recently launched a “Veterans Initiative” – committing to hiring 1,000 military veterans over a three-year period while also contributing $1 million to the national Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). The EBV, founded at Syracuse University in 2007, will be featured as part of this special “Noteworthy at the Opry” telecast.
The special show will also be seen by U.S. military around the world via the American Forces Television Network.