NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The timeless songs that transformed Nashville into Music City are set to return to the stage during the annual spring series Opry Country Classics 7 p.m. Thursdays March 1-May 31 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Grammy®-winner Larry Gatlin returns as host.
The March 1 Opry Country Classics kickoff show is set to feature a spotlight on “The Songs of Johnny and June” on what would have been the 50th wedding anniversary of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Among those performing will be the couple’s son John Carter Cash and numerous artists befriended and influenced by the legendary couple.
Each subsequent Opry Country Classics performance will feature a number of special guests, including a Spotlight Artist sharing several greatest hits and country classics. Spotlight Artists already scheduled for the spring include Craig Morgan (March 8); Tracy Lawrence (March 15); Chris Young (March 22); Oak Ridge Boys (April 12); Brenda Lee (April 19); Tanya Tucker (May 3); Marty Stuart (May 10); and Charlie Daniels Band (May 24).
A special Saturday afternoon edition of Opry Country Classics is scheduled for CMA Music Fest Week 3 p.m. June 9.
Opry Country Classics tickets as well as money-saving ticket combos including admission to both Thursday night Opry Country Classics shows and Tuesday, Friday, or Saturday Grand Ole Opry shows are available by visiting www.opry.com or by calling 615-871-OPRY or 800-SEE-OPRY.
About The Grand Ole Opry:
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, with Opry Country Classics returning on Thursdays beginning March 1. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit 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.
For more information:
Dixie Owen / 615-440-6171 / Dixie@schmidtpr.com
Jessie Schmidt / 615-491-7988 / Jessie@schmidtpr.com
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