Grand Ole Opry Rolls Out The Red Carpet With Special "Thank You" To U.S. Military Parade and Opry PerformanceTo Air as Premiere of GAC’s “Noteworthy At The Opry” May 26
The show that made country music famous literally rolled out the red carpet to salute heroes of the U.S. military last night. Members of the Tennessee National Guard arrived at the Opry House dressed in uniform and were led by a drum corp procession to the red carpet lined with Opry fans and artists cheering and showing their appreciation. Performers during the evening included Opry members John Conlee, Jimmy Dickens, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, and Ronnie Milsap, along with Kellie Pickler and Mark Wills. Performances from last night’s show as well as other features saluting the military will air as the 90-minute premiere of “Noteworthy at the Opry” on GAC: Great American Country, Sat., May 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Dakota Meyer, a United States Marine Corps veteran and recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, was honored during the show and is host of Saturday’s premiere episode of “Noteworthy at the Opry.” During Rascal Flatts’ performance of “He Ain’t The Leavin’ Kind”, Meyer along with seven other Marines joined the group on stage to a standing ovation. Also recognized in the “Noteworthy at the Opry” premiere and with a standing ovation at last night’s show were several Gold Star Mothers, those who have lost a son or daughter fighting for our country.
“Noteworthy at the Opry” is sponsored by Dish Network, and the premiere episode is co-sponsored by Opry presenting sponsor Humana®. The special show will also be seen by U.S. military around the world via the American Forces Television Network.