The Grand Ole Opry has outdone themselves with the hilarious videos promoting their latest contest, Lights Camera Actin’. On February 8, The Grand Ole Opry tweeted a link to the videos along with information about a contest in which entrants can win a trip to Nashville and tickets to the Opry.
In the videos, radio host Bobby Bones, Eric Close of “Nashville,” Janelle Arthur of “American Idol Season 12,” singer/songwriter Chris Janson and several other celebrities are seen doing dramatic presentations of the lyrics to country songs. The brilliant concept is carried out with perfection as the celebrities added their own creative efforts to the mix.
46 year old Eric Close, who plays Teddy Conrad on “Nashville” does a fabulous reading of Taylor Swift’s “22.” Fans who know him as his character, Mayor Conrad, will surely laugh at his fanciful notions of “dressing up like hipsters” and over the top conviction with which he delivers the lines, “we’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time. It's miserable and magical! Of course the clincher is his delivery of “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling ...22.”
Bobby Bones is equally hilarious with his reading of Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochee.” The radio host begins with an entertaining introduction to a “place he calls Chattahoochee” then launches into the first line, “Yeah way down yonder on the Chattahoochee.” It’s his second line, however, that will have fans howling with laughter as he says “Where it gets hotter than the–” and drags out the words “Hoochie coochie” as though he can barely get them past his lips.
Janelle Arthur shows off her comedic skills with Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart,” with a performance that has you worried that her broken heart may in fact, truly explode. On and on the celebrity videos roll until country fans are rolling on the floor with laughter.
The best part is that country music fans can join in the fun. Any U.S. resident 21 years or older can submit a video for a chance to win a trip for two to Nashville, a two-night stay at the Gaylor Opryland Resort, tickets to the Grand Ole Opry, a backstage tour of the Opry House and a Light, Camera, Actin’ trophy.
To enter, or to see all the videos, visit The Grand Ole Opry online.
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