Thursday, September 15, 2011

HERE COME THE CLASSICS: SOME OF COUNTRY’S ALL-TIME FAVORITE ARTISTS LINE UP FOR FALL RUN OF
OPRY COUNTRY CLASSICS  
 
October Series at historic Ryman Auditorium to feature Spotlight Artist performances by Charley Pride,
Lorrie Morgan, Ray Price,
and Ricky Skaggs
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (September 15, 2011) -  The songs country music fans love most are set to take the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium in the fall return of Opry Country Classics each Thursday beginning Oct. 6 for a four-week run. Each Opry Country Classics show features a Spotlight Artist performing several of his or her biggest hits plus a host of other favorite country artists. The fall season’s Spotlight Artists have together amassed more than 100 Top 10 country hits, won more than 100 major industry awards, and sold millions of albums.
 
The Opry Country Classics Fall 2011 line-up of Spotlight Artists includes:
Charley Pride    October 6
Lorrie Morgan   October 13  (note: venue for this show only is Grand Ole Opry House)
Ray Price           October 20
Ricky Skaggs    October 27
 
Additional performers throughout the October Opry Country Classics run include:  Dailey & Vincent, Jimmy Fortune, Janie Fricke, Charlie McCoy, Jeannie C. Riley, T.G. Sheppard, Leroy Van Dyke, Holly Williams, and more. Fans can tune into 650 WSM-AM and wsmonline.com for each show as well as for the announcement of additional fall performers.
 
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 visitingopry.com or by calling 615-871-OPRY or 800-SEE-OPRY. The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®
 
About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  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, visit opry.com orwww.gaylordentertainment.com

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