Look who it is! It’s … The Terminator!
Yep, totally can’t say that without using the Arnold Schwarzenegger voice.
The Governator and his “True Lies” sidekick Tom Arnold headed to Nashville this week to help the Grand Ole Opry kick off CMA Music Fest where they met up with none other than the always beautiful Carrie Underwood.
Here’s a press release and some photos courtesy of The Opry.
Grand Ole Opry members Carrie Underwood, Bill Anderson, and Del McCoury along with Billy Currington, Easton Corbin, Scotty McCreery, Mickey Guyton, and Mo Pitney hit the stage tonight as the Opry kicked off its CMA Music Fest Week with two shows. Surprise special backstage guests included actors Tom Arnold and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Seven-time Grammy®-winner Underwood kicked off her CMA Music Festival week of appearances with a return to the Opry stage. With the week being all about the fans, the Official Carrie Underwood Fan Club Party took place at the Opry this evening as well. Underwood made her Opry debut on June 10, 2005 during her first-ever CMA Music Festival, less than a month after winning American Idol in 2005. Her performances this week also extend the celebration begun with the release of her 25-track Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album, bringing Underwood full circle to the place where it all began.
The Opry kicked off music earlier in the afternoon with a free Opry Plaza Party presented by Humana® featuring Columbia Records recording artist Tyler Farr, whose sophomore album SUFFER IN PEACE released last month is a Top 5 hit. Opening the Party was Opry fan favorite and Curb Records recording artist Pitney.
Additional Opry fun scheduled for later this week includes performances by Charles Esten, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Mickey Gilley, Chris Janson, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Mel Tillis, Josh Turner, Clay Walker, and more. In addition to Friday and Saturday night performances, the Opry will offer a special matinee at the Ryman Auditorium Saturday at 3 p.m. Additionally, Opry artists including Montgomery Gentry, Kellie Pickler, and members of ABC’s NASHVILLE cast are scheduled for autograph signings downtown including at Opry Originals and the Ryman Auditorium. More information is available at 800-SEE-OPRY and opry.com.