Grand Ole Opry to celebrate Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Sept. 13

Randy Owen, Luke Bryan, Clare Bowen among Those Scheduled to Perform

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Grand Ole Opry® will celebrate Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® during a special show Wednesday, Sept. 13 as the Opry launches its first-ever series of fall Wednesday shows. Artists scheduled include Randy Owen of Alabama, four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, who will perform his brand new single “Light It Up,” and Clare Bowen of the hit series NASHVILLE.  

Throughout the show, photos and videos of inspirational moments from Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® will be shared, and a St. Jude patient will take the stage as a special guest announcer for the night.  

During the month of September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, supporters are encouraged to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in its efforts to end childhood cancer.

When guests purchase tickets for the evening, $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.   

For tickets, visit https://opry.com/stjude

Other performers scheduled for the Wednesday series, which runs through Sept. 27 include Darius Rucker, who will mark five years as an official Opry member during an Opry visit Sept. 20. Vince Gill, Brothers Osborne and Jacob Davis are scheduled to join Rucker. Bobby Bones and Chris Janson, whose sophomore album Everybody is set for release in September, will help round out the series Sept. 27.  

About Country Cares for St. Jude Kids

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® has been actively involved in radio event fundraising for 27 years, raising national awareness and more than $500 million to help St. Jude with childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Every year, approximately 1,000 country music industry leaders gather in Memphis every January for the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® program to support the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.  

About the Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows through December 12 and Wednesday shows returning for a fall run September 13. To plan an Opry visit, call 800-SEE-OPRY or visit www.opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit www.opry.com.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010