As always, the Grand Ole Opry has a terrific lineup planned for this weekend. Making his Grand Ole Opry debut is Corey Smith, a country/rock/blues singer-songwriter. The Georgia-native happened upon his music career, which began as a hobby and a fun way to teach at the high school in his hometown of Jefferson. The hobby grew into an obsessive passion and three records later, Smith was turning in his resignation letter to the high school and setting up tour dates. Since quitting his job 5 years ago, the 33 year old has played 700 shows, sold more than 700,000 tickets, and grossed $9 million in revenue. “To say my music career has exceeded my expectations is an understatement,” he says on his website. This Saturday, Corey Smith will make his debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage! Check who else will be on stage this weekend!
Thursday, May 16: Opry Country Classics at the Ryman Auditorium. Host: Larry Gatlin. Spotlight Artists: Crystal Gayle, Jim Glaser, Suzy Bogguss, Ronnie Robbins, and James Wesley. There are only two more weeks to enjoy this fun show! It won’t return until October 3, 2013. Pick up you tickets to this show here.
Saturday, May 18: Performing at the Grand Ole Opry House will be Corey Smith, Johnny Reid, Greg Bates, Radney Foster, Elizabeth Cook, Jim Ed Brown, and more to be added. Stick around after the show to meet Jim Ed Brown in the Opry Shop and get a copy of his new CD, In Style Again, signed.
Visit our website to see who else will be at the Opry House in the coming weeks and to purchase your tickets.
Enjoy the shows!
As always it’s a great time to head out to the grandest stage in country music to catch a show and see the top performers of yesterday and today. There are always brilliant performers ready to give you an amazing show, and this week is no exception. Here are the upcoming scheduled performers for this wonderful May week:
Tue, May 7, 2013: 7:00 PM: Chris Young, Del McCoury, Love and Theft, Mandy Barnett, and more to be added as scheduled.
Fri, May 10, 2013: 7:00 PM: Anita Renfroe, Maggie Rose, Sara Haze, and more to be added as scheduled.
Sat, May 11, 2013: 7:00 PM: Charlie Daniels, Joel Crouse, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ralph Stanley, and more to be added as scheduled.
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The beauty of the Grand Ole Opry is the ability to hear country rock, bluegrass music, folk music, honky tonk, comedy, country pop, and more all in one grand show. From seasoned performers such as Mel Tillis and Jimmy C Newman to the fresh young sounds of Sarah Darling and Kristen Kelly, this weekend’s shows are packed with truly amazing country artists singing every country genre. Who will be gracing the Grand Ole Opry Stage this weekend?!
Friday, April 26: Riders In The Sky, Chris Janson, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press, Jim Ed Brown, Jean Shepard, Montgomery Gentry, Jeannie Seely, Jason Crabb, Mark Chestnutt, John Conlee, Sarah Darling, Mel Tillis, and more to be added up until show time.
Saturday, April 27: Mike Snider, Morgan Frazier, Jimmy C Newman, Jim Ed Brown, The Whites, Rhonda Vincent, Jeannie Seely, Ray Pillow, Striking Matches, Opry Square Dancers, John Conlee, The Boxcars, Kristen Kelly, and more to be added up until show time.
Tonight, don’t miss the Opry Country Classics show at the Ryman Auditorium. If you only want to hear the classic country that made the Grand Ole Opry famous, then you’ll definitely want to check out the country classics show. The show is at Ryman Auditorium every Thursday through May 23. That means there are only 5 shows left! Check out who will be there tonight!
Thursday, April 25:
Host: Larry Gatlin
Spotlight Artist: Mel Tillis
For a full Grand Ole Opry schedule, check our website. The Grand Ole Opry doesn’t confirm performers until the week of the show and they begin announcing performers for future shows about a month before each show. http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/NashvilleTN/activity/GrandOleOpryTicket.cfm
If you can’t make it to Nashville to hear the show, just tune your radio dial to 650 AM WSM to hear full broadcasts of every show.
This weekend, two young faces will be gracing the Grand Ole Opry stage! Lennon & Maisy Stella are two sisters who got their big break on YouTube. They are the daughters of Canadian husband-and-wife country duo, The Stellas, but they also play on-screen daughters of Rayna James on ABC’s Nashville. They’re 13, Lennon, and 9, Maisy, and already masters of guitar, piano, ukulele, and drums. Their cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” attracted 15.5 million hits on YouTube because of their gorgeous harmonies and clever use of butter tubs as percussion. Lennon & Maisy Stella made their Grand Ole Opry debut in December 2012 and they say that they are beyond excited to be invited back only 5 months later! They’ll be at the show on Saturday, April 13.
Let’s see who else is in this weekend’s Opry lineup!
Friday, April 12: Riders in the Sky, Kristen Kelly, Jesse McReynolds, Jim Ed Brown, Mike Snider, Lonestar, Bill Anderson, The Whites, Chuck Wicks, Jeannie Seely, Crystal Gayle, The Isaacs, and more to be added up until show time. Chuck Wicks will be in the Opry Shop after the show to sign copies of his new CD, “Rough.”
Saturday, April 13: Jim Ed Brown, Mark Wills, Mike Snider, Riders In The Sky, The Grascals, Connie Smith, Stonewall Jackson, Lennon & Maisy Stella, Opry Square Dancers, Bill Anderson, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press, Scotty McCreery, and more to be added up until show time.
For more information about the show or to purchase tickets, visit our website.
Enjoy the shows this weekend!
It’s finally Friday! After a long week, nothing could be better than a bit of country music at the Grand Ole Opry. As always, the Opry has rounded up a diverse array of performers for their show this weekend. From longtime members, Marty Stuart and John Conlee, to young fresh faces, Amanda Shires and The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, this weekend’s shows are sure to impress you on every level! Shows begin each night at 7pm at the Grand Ole Opry House.
Saturday, April 6: Point of Grace, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, J.T. Hodges, Bucky Covington, Jeannie Seely, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press, Connie Smith, Bill Anderson, and more to be added up until show time.
Learn more about the fresh faces:
The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys may sound like an old man’s bluegrass band, and the bluegrass part is certainly true, but these boys definitely aren’t old. The three boys are brothers that hail from New Jersey. Banjo picker Jonny (11), fiddler Robbie (13), and guitar man Tommy (15) posted a couple of “band practice in our bedroom” videos to YouTube in early 2011 and became overnight Internet sensations! Once their videos went viral, the phone began to ring. The boys appeared on a slue of talk shows to debut their talent including Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, and Ellen Degeneres. In August 2011, they were invited to the stage of all stages – the Grand Ole Opry stage! The next month they released their debut album America’s Music, which charted at No. 8 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart and sold more than 12,000 copies. That’s pretty exciting for a 9, 11, and 13 year old. Their most recent album, The Farthest Horizon, debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart.
Amanda Shires is a world-class violin player. She started her career as a part of Thrift Store Cowboys in Texas. Wanting to stand at the front of the stage, she struck out on her own in 2005 and released a debut album, Being Brave, and moved to Nashville. After the move, she immediately began writing her own material. She put herself on the map with her two albums, Sew Your Heart With Wires and West Cross Timbers. With three original albums in her repertoire, it didn’t take her long to gain a significant following touring the U.S. and Europe. She made her Grand Ole Opry debut on August 3, 2012 and she’s back for more! Catch her unique fiddle music at the Opry on Friday, April 5.
Check our website for a full schedule of performers. The Grand Ole Opry announces their final performer list the week prior to the show. Most shows are loosely scheduled about a month before the show. Enjoy the show!
As usual, the Grand Ole Opry has some fantastic performers in store for their shows this weekend! In addition to the show, three performers will be signing copies of their CD on Friday and Saturday. Don’t miss out on your chance to meet these big country stars!
On Friday, The Black Lillies will be signing copies of their new CD, Runaway Freeway Blues. The group is an Americana band that plays it all! They draw their influences from rock, country, jazz, blues, and bluegrass to create something truly unique. Front man, Cruz Contreras, thickens the music with his deep baritone voice and musical stylings on the guitar and mandolin. He’s backed by Tom Pryor (guitar and pedal steel), Jaime Cook (percussion), Robert Richards (bass guitar), and Trisha Gene Brady (vocals). They made their Grand Ole Opry debut on June 12, 2011.
On Saturday, the Opry Shop will be graced with two performers signing CDs, Kacey Musgraves and Shooter Jennings! First up, Kacey will be signing her CD, Same Trailer Different Park. Kacey has been making music since she was 14! She self-released 3 albums by age 19. She garnered some notice when she placed in the Top 10 on Nashville Star in 2007. Last year she toured with Lady Antebellum before releasing her album.
Also in the shop that night will be Shooter Jennings, son of country music icons Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. Because of his parents, Shooter was basically raised aboard a tour bus and it didn’t take him long to begin picking up instruments himself. Wanting to distance himself from the country music that his parents were known for, he moved to Los Angeles when he came of age and started a punk band. After a couple of years and the death of his father, he made the switch back to country. Country music fans could not be any happier. Jennings has garnered quite the following! He’ll be signing copies of his new CD, The Other Life.
Who else will be at the Opry this week?
With its growing list of amazing performers, brilliant acoustics, and magnificent fun, the greatest country music show in the world just keeps on providing entertainment week after week. From its humble beginnings as a one-hour radio “barn dance” to the thrilling performance it is today, the show is rife with history. Let’s take a look at some of the top upcoming performers.
Oak Ridge Boys Friday, March 22nd
The Oak Ridge Boys are a country and gospel quartet that has become part of country music history, best known for their crossover hits “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” and “American Made.” The Oak Ridge Boys have a history spanning 40 years of innovating music-making. The current Oak Ridge Boys lineup is Duane Allen singing lead, Joe Bonsall as tenor, William Lee at baritone, and Richard Sterban singing bass. They carry on the band’s long tradition of energetic live performances and consistently upbeat, positive songs. Their most recent album, 2011′s It’s Only Natural stayed on country charts for nearly two months. They received new attention from rock fans for their cover of the White Stripes “Seven Nation Army.” The Oak Ridge Boys play more 150 a year, often appearing at their Oak Ridge Boys Theatre in Branson, Missouri. They were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on August 6, 2011. For a full bio, visit http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/NashvilleTN/activity/OakRidgeBoysAtGrandOleOpry.cfm
Ricky Skaggs Saturday, March 23rd
A mixture of country and bluegrass, artist Ricky Skaggs has made a name for himself in the country music industry. Born in July of 1954 in Cordell, Kentucky, Skaggs began playing music at the young age of five years. When he was six, he played the mandolin and sang on stage with Bill Monroe. The next year, he appeared on Martha White’s country music variety show. Then, he wanted to audition for the Grand Ole Opry, but was told he was too young. However, in 1982, after performing with fellow teen prodigy Keith Whitley and in Ralph Stanley’s band, the Clinch Mountain Boys, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and the rest is history. Skaggs is now a common, and welcome, sight at the Opry. For a full bio, visit http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/NashvilleTN/activity/RickySkaggsAtGrandOleOpry.cfm
Fri, Mar 22, 2013 Alan Jackson, Dailey and Vincent, Oak Ridge Boys, and more to be added.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 Charles Esten, Kayla Slone, Kristen Kelly, Marshall Tucker Band, Ricky Skaggs, and more to be added.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 Dierks Bentley, Greg Bates, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, and more to be added.
You never know if a legend like Dolly Parton or Garth Brooks is going to show up at the Opry to perform, and each show is special in its own way. Get ready for a fantastic show full of songs and laughs at the Grand Ole Opry and order your tickets today! For a full list of performers that is updated as soon as they are booked, visit us at http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/NashvilleTN/activity/GrandOleOpryTicket.cfm
Enjoy the show!
It’s another big week at the Grand Ole Opry so snap up your tickets before it’s too late! Seventeen year-old Rachel Farley will be making her Opry Debut on Friday, March 15. Farley became country music’s “One to Watch” last month when she released her debut single “Ain’t Easy.” The young Georgia native even penned the new song herself. Keep your eyes on this girl; she’s going to be a big star!
Check out who else is performing this weekend!
Friday, March 15: EXILE, Jean Shepard, Jeannie Seely, Jesse McReynolds, Joey+Rory, Mandy Barnett, Rachel Farley, Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, and more to be added up until show time. Mandy Barnett will be signing copies of her new CD Sweet Dreams after the show.
Saturday, March 16: Sarah Darling, Nashville Irish Step Dancers, Charlie Daniels Band, Steven Curtis Chapman, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Ricky Skaggs, Craig Campbell, Bill Anderson, and more to be added up until show time.
Friday, March 1: Steve Wariner, Mike Snider, Parmalee, Jim Ed Brown, Jimmy C. Newman, Montgomery Gentry, Jeannie Seely, George Hamilton IV, Josh Turner, Riders in the Sky, Jesse McReynolds, and Blake Shelton.
Saturday, March 2: Jeannie Seely, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press, Mike Snider, Morgan Frazier, Connie Smith, Jim Ed Brown, BJ Thomas, Richard Marx, Bill Anderson, and Blake Shelton. There will also be a special appearance of the Opry Square Dancers. BJ Thomas will be signing advance copies of his new CD, “The Living Room Sessions,” after the show.
Tuesday, March 5: Darryl Worley, Jean Shepard, Florida Georgia Line, Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys, Riders in the Sky, Terri Clark, John Conlee, and Mandy Barnett. Terri Clark will be signing copies of her new CD, “Classic,” after the show.
Saturday, March 9: Ashley Monroe, Ralph Stanley, Diamond Rio, Brett Eldredge, Annie Moses Band, and more to be added. Ashley Monroe will be signing copies of her new CD, “Like A Rose,” after the show.
All shows begin at 7pm and last approximately 2.5 hours. All artists are subject to change. For more information about each individual artist, visit our website.
Hurry up and book your tickets! These awesome shows sell out fast.
As you know, the Grand Ole Opry is not only one of Tennessee’s top destinations, but one of the most sought after destinations in the nation! The well-worn, six-foot circle where performers showcase their talents was cut from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium, which is where Patsy Cline made hearts skip with “Crazy,” and Hank Williams defined “Jambalaya” for us all.
When you visit the Opry you will be treated to legends like Ricky Skaggs, Mel Tillis, Blake Shelton, and up and coming stars like Old Crow Medicine, and Lauren Alaina. Of course, you never know when superstars like Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, and Dierks Bentley will show up. Come check out the show and experience an event you aren’t likely to forget.
Confirmed upcoming performers at the Opry include:
Fri, Feb 22, 2013: Edens Edge, Jimmy C Newman, Joe Diffie, Lauren Alaina, Old Crow Medicine Show, Riders In The Sky, The Steeldrivers, and more to be added as confirmed
Sat, Feb 23, 2013: Aaron Tippin, Jonathan Jackson, Maggie Rose, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs, Riders In The Sky, and more to be added as confirmed
Fri, Mar 1, 2013: Blake Shelton, Josh Turner, Montgomery Gentry, Steve Wariner, and more to be added as confirmed
Sat, Mar 2, 2013: B. J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Morgan Frazier, Scotty McCreery, and more to be added as confirmed
Keep an eye on confirmed performers, check out extra information, and buy tickets by visiting us at http://www.vacationsmadeeasy.com/NashvilleTN/activity/GrandOleOpryTicket.cfm
Enjoy the show!