Over the course of nine decades as it has grown into the undisputed role of the home of country music, the Grand Ole Opry has watched country music reach out to friends and neighbors in time of need over and over again. Throughout 2015 as the Opry marks nine decades of great country music, we also celebrated country's heart, bringing the Opry's biggest stars and loyal fans together to support the following important causes and charities over the course of nine months. Now, that's Cause for Applause!
Learn more about our Cause for Applause partners below and find out how you can donate through each of the charities' websites as we celebrate the Season of Giving!
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CAUSE FOR APPLAUSE HIGHLIGHTS
Martina McBride spends time visiting with St. Jude patients (l to r) Ally, Harper and Mack.
Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® co-founder Randy Owen and Opry announcer Bill Cody present St. Jude patients with a box of gifts onstage on behalf of the Opry
A MuttNation dog is excited about finding his forever home after getting adopted in the Opry Plaza.
On June 30, Make-A-Wish child Mykal had the joy of announcing Kelsea Ballerini to the Opry audience. Backstage, they played guitar together and sang some of the songs they each had written. It was a night Mykal will never forget.