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Eddy Raven and Lorraine Jordan do Rocky Mount

Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road joined Grand Ole Opry star, Eddy Raven for a recent performance at the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount, VA. The venue is a public/private partnership of sorts, where the town of Rocky Mount works with a variety of promoters and […]

Why Would Anyone Want to Be Trump’s VP? Maybe Because It’s Smart Politics.

There are a lot of things to say about the names on Trump’s purported vice presidential shortlist, but “has any political future whatsoever” isn’t one of them. Newt Gingrich is the national mascot for grand ole crankery whose gigs include going on CNN and making dumb DVDs. Show More Summary

Donald Trump: The Four-Legged Stool

Donald Trump will be the nominee of the Republican Party. How he got to be the leader of the Grand 'ole Party of Lincoln and Eisenhower is very important to understand for those who want to stop him from getting to the White House and...Show More Summary

American Idol Star Tristan McIntosh Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut (VIDEO)

Tristan McIntosh was the country representative on the final season of American Idol, and she made it pretty deep into the competition, finishing in sixth place. However, Tristan has been hard at work in the country scene since appearing on American Idol earlier this year.

See Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris Help ACM 'Lift Lives' at Music Camp

The Academy of Country Music's seventh annual Lifting Lives Music Camp wrapped with a standing ovation at the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday night. The week-long program welcomes budding musicians from all over the country who are battling Williams Syndrome. The camp, which partners with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence...

See Scotty McCreery Sing Emotional '5 More Minutes'

Since his 2011 win on American Idol, Scotty McCreery has graced the Grand Ole Opry stage numerous times, but his most recent appearance there also ranks among the most emotional. Introducing "Five More Minutes" to the audience, a visibly emotional McCreery explained, "I wrote this song a couple weeks after I...

Ralph Stanley, Bluegrass Master Known For ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’, Dead At 89

“Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead once called him ‘the most perfect singer alive.’ It was a plaintive, nimble and haunting voice that blended elements of Primitive Baptist church choirs and the Grand Ole Opry, music on which Mr. Stanley was weaned in far southwestern Virginia.”

Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley Dead at 89

Esteemed bluegrass singer/musician Dr. Ralph Stanley has died at 89, the Tennessean reports. A Facebook post by his grandson Nathan Stanley confirms that the Grand Ole Opry member passed away after a battle with skin cancer. StanleyShow More Summary

RIP: Ralph Stanley, bluegrass legend

From The Tennessean: Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley died Thursday night after a battle with skin cancer, according to a Facebook post by his grandson, Nathan Stanley. Dr. Stanley was 89 years old and a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Show More Summary

Flashback: Hank Williams Serenades June Carter With 'Hey, Good Lookin''

The Hank Williams classic "Hey, Good Lookin'" turns 65 years old today. Released on June 22, 1951, the song was written that spring, during an airplane ride that found Williams sitting beside Grand Ole Opry members Little Jimmy Dickens and Minnie Pearl. The three singers were heading to Wichita Falls,...

Elizabeth Cook on Rehab, David Letterman and Piercing New Album

Elizabeth Cook has logged more than 400 performances on the Grand Ole Opry, sat in on a handful of howlingly funny chats with David Letterman during the final years of his CBS Late Show run, snagged a long-running stint as host of her own freewheeling radio show (Apron Strings on...

See Little Big Town, Pharrell Williams Team for Groovy 'C'mon'

Grand Ole Opry members Little Big Town exercised one of the perks of Opry membership Tuesday night: the chance to introduce a special guest to the audience. The "Girl Crush" singers surprised attendees with an appearance from songwriter-producer Pharrell Williams ("Happy"), who joined the quartet on "C'mon," one of the...

Watch Dustin Lynch Strip Down 'Mind Reader' on the Opry

Dustin Lynch is riding high on the country charts this summer, with "Mind Reader" marking his third consecutive Number One hit in May. Recently, the singer sat down in the Grand Ole Opry's backstage lounge to perform "Mind Reader" on his own, accompanied only by his acoustic guitar. Written by Rhett...

See Chris Janson Sing Vince Gill's Prediction for 'Song of the Year'

Chris Janson's new single is the autobiographical ballad "Holdin' Her," about his courtship, marriage and daily life with his wife Kelly. Janson sang the song at the Grand Ole Opry this past Friday, receiving a standing ovation for the performance and prompting the evening's host Vince Gill to take the...

Mountain Heart backstage at The Opry

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The newest iteration of Mountain Heart got to play the Grand Ole Opry this past weekend, and used the occasion to capture their song, Have You Heard About The Old Hometown, on video backstage. Their new album, Blue Skies, includes sounds with a wide variety […]

See Craig Campbell's Sentimental Miranda Lambert Cover

Craig Campbell positioned himself in the perfect spot for the latest performance in his "Woman Cover Wednesday" video series, setting up in the Women of Country dressing room backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. With classic black-and-white portraits of legends Jean Shepard, Tammy Wynette and Jeannie Seely behind him, Campbell delivered...

This Voice Contestant Transforms An Adele Hit Into A Powerhouse Country Song — And It's Incredible! Watch!

We have never heard Adele quite like this! Thanks to The Voice contestant Hannah Huston, we now know the Hello singer's love, loss, and longing would be just as welcome at the Grand Ole Opry as at Carnegie Hall! Pharrell's preschool teaching team member (and frankly last chance at winning the season) took the stage with a [...]

Weekend Getaway: Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville’s population—approximately 185,000—is about one-third that of Memphis and Nashville. And while Memphis claims Elvis and Nashville the Grand Ole Opry, Knoxville boasts an unlikely pair of native sons: country singer Kenny Chesney and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Show More Summary

Musician Sara Niemietz Talks the Grand Ole Opry and Being On Tour With Postmodern Jukebox

The Chicago-native Sara Niemietz moved to California over a decade ago, and since has starred on Broadway (Carol Burnett's Hollywood Arms), appeared in television and film (Akeelah and the Bee, Glee), released four albums, sang in Times...Show More Summary

Watch Brad Paisley Introduce John Fogerty to the Grand Ole Opry

In 1970, John Fogerty's Creedence Clearwater Revival scored the last of five Number Two singles with "Lookin' Out My Back Door," in which the band pays homage to country legend Buck Owens and the Bakersfield Sound that influenced the group. In a move that likely surprised the rock & roll...

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