It’s CMA week here in Music City and Friday night, June 6th, the Grand Ole Opry hosted it's MDA telethon event.
The Opry presented Lorrie Morgan a plaque celebrating 20 years with her on the show. She sang a duet with her son Jesse Keith Whitley, as most of her family in attendance watched with adoration.
Also, the Opry welcomed back Mel Tillis after suffering from a heart attack, followed by a quadruple by-pass surgery. This was his first appearance back since March.
Alison Sweeney was a surprise guest. She is in town hosting a benefit, and was at the Celebrity Hope softball game hosted earlier today at Greer Stadium along with Sarah Evans representing team, ‘Grand Ole Opry’.
Deacon, our newest favorite heartthrob, made an exciting announcement last night. The show ‘Nashville,’ has been renewed for a 3rd season! Their new theme song for the show, by Rascal Flatts, was recorded live last night.
The talented, young, next big Country star, Scotty McCreery rocked the stage last night, as well as the beautiful sister duet, One More Girl, who sang a beautiful song their mother wrote. They have recently been signed a record deal, and are now touring worldwide.
Other guests included, Jimmy C. Newman, Charley Pride, Connie Smith, and hosts, Riders In The Sky, Ricky Skaggs, Charley Pride, and Bill Anderson.
One of Country Music’s most beautiful women, Sarah Evans brought the house down last night, and one of the most anticipated acts of the night, Rascal Flatts brought it home, closing for the night.
The Grand Ole Opry show that made country music famous, started as a radio broadcast show in 1925, has become an American icon, and Nashville’s #1 attraction, which after going, is absolutely no surprise at all. They mix it up with legends, and top of the chart artists, all in one show. It’s a family friendly attraction, enjoyed by people of every age.
The Opry is truly a magical place. It’s where stars are born, and new is mixed with old, the hosts are hilarious, jokes don’t have to be politically correct, you win a box of Kotex for a prize, and it’s a live broadcasted show, all-in-one. The Opry is beautiful, and intimate, the seating (pews) is very comfortable.
Best of all, it’s one of the happiest places I have ever been. You can't help but leave with your heart warmed. There’s even yodeling and square dancing, still alive, and well ,at The Grand Ole Opry! Where else can you find such a wide venue of talent in one place?
If you would like more information about the Opry, or to get your tickets, you can click here, or you may contact Customer Service at 1-800-SEE- OPRY.
For driving directions use: 1 Opry Mills Drive, Nashville, TN 37214
Parking is free at the Opry House since they share a parking lot with Opry Mills mall, and it’s a very short walk over. Public transportation is also available via MTA.