JASON ALDEAN, RODNEY ATKINS, RICKY SKAGGS, RAY STEVENS, STEVE WARINER, AND MORE SCHEDULED TO APPEAR AS THE GRAND OLE OPRY CELEBRATES ITS 87TH BIRTHDAY OCTOBER 5 & 6 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept., 13, 2012) – The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is set to celebrate its 87th Birthday on Oct., 5 & 6 with star-packed shows, backstage tours, free music in the Opry Plaza, and more. Artists scheduled to perform on Fri., Oct. 5 include Rodney Atkins, Steve Wariner, and others. On Sat., Oct. 6, triple CMA nominee Jason Aldean, Jimmy Dickens, Ray Stevens, and more will be part of two Opry shows as they share the stage with a larger-than-life Opry 87th birthday cake. Ricky Skaggs, one of the most awarded artists in country and bluegrass music, will perform during a special Opry Birthday Concert at 1:00 p.m. Oct. 6. Following his performance, Skaggs will visit The Opry Shop from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., signing his new CD Music To My Ears. The Plaza in front of the Opry House will be abuzz with games, food, free musical performances and fun throughout the day. Opry Birthday accommodation and attraction packages are available at http://www.opry.com/fall/. The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year, and the Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 11. Tickets for any Opry show may be purchased at opry.com, 1-800-SEE-OPRY, or at the Opry House Box Office. About the Grand Ole Opry The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating 86 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 or www.gaylordentertainment.com
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