Grand Ole Opry Celebrates Independence Day Weekend
With Performances by Sara Evans, the Oak Ridge Boys and Mark Wills Saturday, July 4
Opry Performance is Part of America’s Birthday Bash on Circle Network
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (June 25, 2020) The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® will celebrate Independence Day as Sara Evans and Opry members the Oak Ridge Boys and Mark Wills step into the circle for the 4,931st consecutive Saturday night broadcast on July 4.
Circle will be celebrating a July 4th America’s Birthday Bash all weekend including Saturday’s Opry Live, as well as Circle Sessions with Craig Morgan at 7:30 PM ET/ 6:30 PM CT immediately prior to the live Opry and Authentic America hosted by Nan and Charlie Kelley at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT after the Opry. Opry Live on Circle will be hosted by Bobby Bones, and the livestream will be guest hosted by Natalie Stovall, a member of the country trio Runaway June and a host of Circle’s Southern Weekend. Opry announcer Mike Terry will be heard on 650 AM WSM and SiriusXM. America’s Birthday Bash Fourth of July Circle programming is in association with Wounded Warrior Project.
Shriners Hospitals for Children, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s will be part of the July 4th broadcast of Opry Live on Circle.
This Saturday, June 27, Opry member Brad Paisley and music great Keb’ Mo’ will step onto the Grand Ole Opry stage at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT. The show will be broadcast live on Circle, and Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates in addition to a companion live stream on Circle All Access Facebook and YouTube channels.
Those tuning into the Livestream on the Circle All Access YouTube and Facebook channels this Saturday can watch a Circle Sessions with country artist Tenille Townes hosted by Nan Kelley at 7:30 PM ET/ 6:30 PM CT immediately prior to the Opry. After the Opry livestream, an episode of The Best of Coffee, Country & Cody will air. The episode features Rhett Akins and Marty Stuart. who join Bill Cody, Jo Smith and Charlie Mattos.
During the current global pandemic, the Opry has overcome ongoing challenges and obstacles as health guidelines and local/state government restrictions have evolved weekly. The Opry, with the help of its membership and wider artist and industry community, has continued to bring millions of fans around the world together to keep the music playing without an Opry House audience in attendance. Embracing today’s technology, the Opry is broadcast on Circle Television and radio and streamed with a very small production team as the show’s artists perform acoustically.
The Opry’s paused shows without an audience since March 14 have included Opry members Trace Adkins, Bill Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Terri Clark, Luke Combs, Dailey & Vincent, Vince Gill, Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, Craig Morgan, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Jeannie Seely, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Keith Urban, Steve Wariner, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young along with special guests Lady A, Lauren Alaina, Mandy Barnett, Lee Brice, T. Graham Brown, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Jason Crabb, Amy Grant and daughters Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Kellie Pickler, Michael Ray, The Scott Family, Gwen Stefani, Sam Williams, Charlie Worsham and Brett Young.
About the Grand Ole Opry
To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com..
About Circle Media, LLC
Circle Media, LLC is a media network dedicated to celebrating the country lifestyle and putting fans inside the circle of everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray TV.