Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will host the America's Opry Weekend Thanksgiving Special slated to air on radio November 23 through November 27. The radio programwill celebrate Thanksgiving and the beginning of a music-filled holiday season, with Gill playing some of the year's biggest hits about life, home, and thanks. The America's Opry Weekend Thanksgiving Special will also contain cuts from Gill's new release, Guitar Slinger, and several of his all-time holiday favorites, including some he'll be singing with his wife Amy Grant on the couple's 2011 "Twelve Days of Christmas" tour.
Among the artists and songs included in the Thanksgiving special are Gill's "Blue Christmas," Dierks Bentley's "Home," Martina McBride's "I'm Gonna Love You Through It," Blake Shelton's "God Gave Me You," Trade Adkins' "Million Dollar View," Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home," and Brad Paisley's "Winter Wonderland."
In celebration of the radio special, opry.com has added a Guitar Slinger section to the site featuring an exclusive interview with Gill about the new album and a Guitar Town Sweepstakes offering guitars autographed by the award-winner and a three-day Nashville getaway.
Programmers interested in America's Opry Weekend should contact Dial Global. America's Opry Weekend presents top artists' performances from the Opry stage each week. The show is serviced by Dial Global and airs on country radio stations across the country and on the Armed Forces Radio Network.