Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Announce Joint Opry Performance

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are set to return to the Grand Ole Opry stage next month. The Opry members…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 20, 2020


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Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley; Photos Courtesy Grand Ole Opry, Chris Hollo

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are set to return to the Grand Ole Opry stage next month.

The Opry members will step into the circle together on Saturday, September 5 for the 4,941st consecutive Saturday night broadcast. Fans can watch/listen to the show via Circle TV and SiriusXM as well as the Opry’s flagship home 650 WSM AM and

This Saturday, August 22, Jon Pardi, Runaway June and Opry member Pam Tillis will step onto the Grand Ole Opry stage at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT.

Those tuning into the Livestream on Circle All Access YouTube, Twitter and Facebook channels this Saturday will have the opportunity to watch a brand new Circle Sessions: Luke Bryan hosted by Nan Kelley where he plays some of the songs that have influenced his career at 7:30 PM ET/ 6:30 PM CT immediately prior to the Opry.

Due to the coronavirus, the Grand Ole Opry has continued on without an audience since March 14. Since then, artists such as Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Lady A, Carly Pearce and more have graced the stage.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.