Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and others help Grand Ole Opry celebrate 40 years

 

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  • 40th Opry House Anniversary Miranda Lambert Hollo 2562 3-15-14
  • 40th Opry House Anniversary Blake Shelton Hollo 2568 3-15-14
  • 40th Opry House Anniversary Josh Turner Hollo 2294 3-15-14
  • 40th Opry House Anniversary Lisa Hartman Black & Clint Black Hollo 2468 3-15-14
40th Opry House Anniversary Lisa Hartman Black & Clint Black Hollo 2468 3-15-14

The Grand Ole Opry celebrated 40 years of country music at the Grand Ole Opry House on Saturday as the newest members of the Opry, Old Crow Medicine Show, led the cast in a show-opening performance of Opry patriarch Roy Acuff’s “Wabash Cannonball.” The 40th Opry House Anniversary Show began as the very first Opry performance at the Opry House did, with video footage of Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys from 1940 performing the band’s signature song. That performance transitioned to footage of Acuff and the Opry cast singing the song on March 16, 1974 before finally seamlessly transitioning to the curtain going up on Old Crow and a stage full of tonight’s other performers finishing the number for the live audience. 

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Josh Turner, Kenny Rogers, Montgomery Gentry, & Dierks Bentley to join George Jones for final Nashville Concert (from the mailbag)

George Jones
Montgomery Gentry, Kenny Rogers, Josh Turner, and
Dierks Bentley are the latest additions to the ever-growing list of
talent set to take stage for the final Nashville concert of George Jones’
career. Taking place at the Bridgestone Arena on Friday, November 22,
2013, the sure-to-be unforgettable show is already gearing up to be a
star-studded event with already announced artists Charlie
Daniels, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Travis, Jamey
Johnson, and Gene Watson. 

“I am excited that
my friends all want to be with me on this show,” says George Jones. “This is
sure going to be a fun and emotional night with lots of memories, friends, and
great country music.”

Tickets for the Nashville finale are currently on
sale at all Ticketmaster
locations.

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