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Bluegrass Legend Jesse McReynolds Celebrates His 85th Birthday

Jesse McReynoldsNashville, TN -- “I’m here as a friend and a fan,” Grand Ole Opry star Jan Howard declared to a crowd of Jesse McReynolds’ closest friends and family on July 13th, 2014, in Gallatin, Tennessee. It was a lively gathering on a sunny Sunday at Jesse’s farm, the Pick Inn, to celebrate his 85th birthday and there was no shortage of tributes from Jesse’s colleagues, neighbors and friends. Nine of Nashville’s finest, Homer Bradley (the unofficial “Mayor of Cairo”), WSM announcer Eddie Stubbs, fiddle-player Jim Buchanan, Opry stars Jeannie Seely and Jan Howard, Carl Jackson, banjo-player Mike Scott, Larry Stephenson and Sam Bush, roasted McReynolds who was praised for his sense of humor, his mentorship of other artists, his contributions to bluegrass music and, most of all, his sincere and kind personality. “He was just what I wanted him to be,” said Stubbs of his first meeting with Jesse, “we learned so much just by observing these people…they set the bar really high.” Jeannie Seely echoed that sentiment telling the party, “he always kicks things up just a little notch.”

Jesse McReynolds Celebrates 50 Years As Grand Ole Opry Member

Jim & Jesse Radio ShowsNashville, TN -- Inducted in 1964, Bluegrass legends Jim & Jesse are celebrating 50 Years as members of the Grand Ole Opry this year. On March 1st the Grand Ole Opry® will honor Jesse McReyonlds as he celebrates his 50th year as a member of the Grand Ole Opry®. The success of their 60’s radio shows prompted Martha White Flour to bring them to Nashville to star on their early morning show on WSM. In 1964 a life time dream came true for Jim & Jesse when they became regular members of the Grand Ole Opry®.

Della Mae to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut Dec 10th

Della MaeThe International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) Emerging Artist of the Year, Della Mae, is all excited that the group will be making their Grand Ole Opry debut in just a week. The band says, "We couldn't be more proud. We'll be playing alongside Martina McBride, the Rascal Flatts, and more. It's a bluegrass miracle! Stream audio at WSM Radio - www.wsm.com, or download the Grand Ole Opry app. This will be our final show of the year, and what a way to top off an incredible year. Thanks to all of you for the continued support."

Catch The Grascals on TV Today!

The GrascalsNashville, TN --- Bluegrass fans have two opportunities to enjoy the Grascals on Saturday, 11/30. Four-time IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, Kristin Scott Benson, will join interviewer Steve Martin on his Unreal Bluegrass radio show in the 3 PM ET hour. Sonny Osborne will also join the conversation. Fans can listen in on the website at www.unrealbluegrass.com. The site includes many archived interviews with other great artists as well.

Bobby Osborne “Celebration Tour” for 50 Year Member of the Grand Ole Opry

Bobby Osborne 50 Year Celebration TourNashville, TN (November 26th, 2013) - Bobby Osborne, two time member of the IBMA Hall of Fame, will be going on tour in 2014 in celebration of his 50th year as a member of the Grand Ole Opry®. “The Opry has been such a big part of my life. It didn’t seem right to let the year go by without doing something special for it. I know the rest of the guys in the band are excited to be a part of it as well.” “Celebration Tour” will begin on December 7th, 2013 on Bobby’s birthday in Clay City, Kentucky at Meadowgreen Park and continue through 2014.

The Roys Make Grand Ole Opry Debut Tonight, November 1st

The RoysNashville, TN -- Bluegrass brother/sister duo The Roys will make their Grand Ole Opry debut tonight, November 1, when they join Little Big Town, Josh Turner, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Janson, Sara Haze, Jeannie Seely, Jesse McReynolds, Jim Lauderdale and others for the Opry At The Ryman show. The Roys will appear on the 7:00 p.m. segment. More information can be found at www.opry.com. Out-of-area fans can enjoy the show via live broadcast at http://www.wsmonline.com/.

The Grascals on the Grand Ole Opry This Week, New Album

The GrascalsNashville, TN -- One of the most awarded bands in Bluegrass, The Grascals, will appear on the world famous Grand Ole Opry Saturday, November 2, when they join Terri Clark, Deana Carter, John Conlee, Jeannie Seely and others for the Opry At The Ryman show. The Grascals will appear on the 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. segments of the show. More information can be found at www.opry.com. Out-of-area fans can enjoy the show via live broadcast at www.wsmonline.com.

Grand Ole Opry To Celebrate Its 88th Birthday October 4 & 5

Grand Ole Opry 88th Birthday BashThe Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is set to celebrate its 88th birthday on Oct. 4 & 5 with three weekend Opry shows in which country favorites will share the stage with the Opry’s birthday cake, plus a concert by Opry member Steve Wariner, backstage tours, free music in the Opry Plaza, and more.

Opry Country Classics Kicks Off Oct 3

Opry Country ClassicsThe songs country music fans love the most are set to be showcased on stage at the historic Ryman Auditorium as Opry Country Classics returns each Thursday for a five-week run beginning October 3. Each Opry Country Classics show is set to feature a Spotlight Artist performing several of his or her biggest hits.

Old Crow Medicine Show Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry

Old Crow Medicine Show to Grand Ole OpryNashville, TN -- /Opry.com/ Popular modern-day string band Old Crow Medicine Show was formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by Opry members Dierks Bentley and Marty Stuart. Among the award-winning group’s first performances in Nashville were on the sidewalks outside the Opry House in Summer 2000, playing for fans entering and exiting Opry performances. The band graduated to the Opry stage for its official Opry debut on January 13, 2001, quickly became a fan favorite during dozens of Opry performances since, and was invited by Stuart to join the Opry on August 16 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Randy Barnes Joins Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

Randy BarnesXenia, OH -- The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) reigning Emerging Artist of Year, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will be making their encore appearance in Nashville, TN when they visit two historic music landmarks on Saturday, September 7th — the Grand Ole Opry and the Station Inn. Making his first appearance with the band will be their newest addition to the band, bass player Randy Barnes.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers Recap Grand Ole Opry Debut

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersWe recently reported that award winning bluegrass artists Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers would be making their Grand Ole Opry Debut. The night was a big success and the group was excited to perform on "The Show." The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) reigning Emerging Artist of Year, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers achieved a career milestone when they make their Grand Ole Opry debut in Nashville, Tennessee. Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage July 27th as guests on Bill Anderson's portion of the show.

Mike Snider from the Grand Ole Opry to Perform on "Song of the Mountains"

Mike SniderMarion, VA -- Musician and comedian Mike Snider will headline Song of the Mountains at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA on Saturday, August 3rd at 7:00 pm.

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersXenia, OH -- The International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA) reigning Emerging Artist of Year, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers are set to reach a career milestone when they make their Grand Ole Opry debut in Nashville, Tennessee later this month. Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers will perform on the Grand Ole Opry on July 27th and are in fact, guests on Bill Anderson's portion of the show. Other performances that night will include Vince Gill, Paul Franklin and Ronnie Milsap.

Fans Send Crate Full of Get Well Wishes to Little Jimmy Dickens

Little Jimmy DickensNashville, TN -- /Opry.com/ Grand Ole Opry icon Little Jimmy Dickens was greeted over the Independence Day holiday weekend with a crate of cards and letters sent by friends and fans to wish him well as he undergoes three weeks of short-term radiation treatments for a pre-cancerous condition on his vocal chords.

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