NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (May 9, 2020) Opry members Trace Adkins, Dustin Lynch, and Blake Shelton, along with special guest Gwen Stefani performed on the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,923rd consecutive Saturday night broadcast tonight for fans watching around the world.
Stefani’s duet performance with Shelton on their #1 single “Nobody But You” marked her Opry debut as they broadcasted remotely from Ole Red in Tishomingo, Oklahoma near Blake’s home where the two artists are safely sheltered.
It was announced during tonight’s show that Opry members Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini as well as Warner Music Nashville’s rising singer/songwriter Morgan Evans will perform on the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,924th consecutive Saturday night broadcast next weekend on Saturday, May 16. Like this week’s show, next Saturday’s performance 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 and YouTube. TV and radio personality Bobby Bones will host the Circle telecast, while Bill Cody will serve as radio announcer for those tuned in on 650 AM WSM and SiriusXM.
For the past nine weeks, during this current global pandemic, the Grand Ole Opry has overcome many 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 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, Garth Brooks, Terri Clark, Luke Combs, Dailey & Vincent, Vince Gill, Craig Morgan, Brad Paisley, Jeannie Seely, Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, and Trisha Yearwood along with special guests Lauren Alaina, Mandy Barnett, T. Graham Brown, Michael Cleveland and Flamerkeeper, Jason Crabb, Amy Grant and daughters Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill, Ashley McBryde, and Sam Williams.
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