Monday, October 18, 2010

TUESDAY NIGHT OPRY FEATURES THE CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, JIMMY DICKENS, GEORGE JONES, JOSH THOMPSON, AND MORE . . .
INCLUDING THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS?
NASHVILLETenn.  (Oct. 18, 2010) Country music’s most famous stage is preparing to welcome some of the country’s most famous showmen tomorrow night, as the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters pay an Opry visit to perform their basketball wizardry alongside some of the most awarded acts in country music including Opry members Charlie Daniels, Diamond Rio, Jimmy Dickens, and George Jones plus new hit-maker Josh Thompson.
Both the Opry and the Globetrotters are currently celebrating 85 years of unique American entertainment. Globetrotters Scooter Christensen, Hi-Lite Bruton, and Ant Atkinson will entertain at the Opry, and the trio and their teammates will return toNashville in the spring to face the Washington Generals on April 14 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week fromNashvilleTenn.  Celebrating 85 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and opry.com. The syndicated weekly program, America’s Opry Weekend, airs on country radio stations across America and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels.  For more information, visitopry.com or www.gaylordentertainment.com
About the Harlem Globetrotters:
Sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, Howard Johnson Hotels, America’s Best Contacts and Eyeglasses, Greyhound Lines and Spalding, the Original Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 85th consecutive year in 2011, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever experience with the sport of basketball, earning induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  The Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase team merchandise, visit the team’s official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

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