Kane Brown, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker, Dolly Parton & More To Perform On Opry Anniversary Special
Several country artists have been added to the upcoming NBC primetime special, Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music….
Kane Brown, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker, Dolly Parton
Several country artists have been added to the upcoming NBC primetime special, Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music.
Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Kane Brown, Lady A, Little Big Town, Old Crow Medicine Show, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Marty Stuart, Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood are slated to perform during the two-hour special, hosted by Opry members Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton.
In addition to performances of original songs, the special will showcase one-of-a-kind Opry member collaborations, including Kelsea Ballerini singing “When You Say Nothing At All,” Dierks Bentley and Marty Stuart’s duet of “Pancho & Lefty,” and Lady A’s rendition of “Forever and Ever, Amen.”
Additionally, fans will be able to re-live Lady A’s surprise Opry invitation from Darius Rucker and Kane Brown’s official Opry debut.
“This special is going to capture so much of what makes the Opry a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience,” said Dan Rogers, Opry Vice President and Executive Producer. “10-year Opry member Blake and 20-year member Brad guide us through a powerful Opry debut, an Opry membership invitation given to one of country’s most awarded vocal groups, performances of some of today’s chart-topping hits and timeless songs that have rung out from the Opry stage for decades, and a look back at cherished members of the Opry family and musical moments that have come to define the Opry we know today.”
Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music is set to air on Sunday, February 14 at 9 pm ET/PT on NBC.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.