Old Crow Medicine Show Inducted Into Grand Ole Opry

Old Crow Medicine Show induction by Chris Hollo 1012 9-17-13
Popular modern-day string band Old Crow Medicine Show was formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry this evening by Opry members Dierks Bentley and Marty Stuart. Among the award-winning group's first performances in Nashville were on the sidewalks outside the Opry House in Summer 2000, playing for fans entering and exiting Opry performances. The band graduated to the Opry stage for its official Opry debut on Jan. 13, 2001, quickly became a fan favorite during dozens of Opry performances since, and was invited by Stuart to join the Opry on Aug. 16 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Just before show time, the band reprised its Opry Plaza performances from more than a dozen years ago, walking outside the Opry House and playing tunes including "Brave Boys" and "Hesitation Blues" for surprised fans waiting outside for the evening's Opry show. 

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Larry Gatlin Lands Radio Show on Legendary Nashville Station

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Press release: 
Nashville’s iconic 650 AM WSM radio station announced today that
GRAMMY winner and Grand Ole Opry member LARRY GATLIN will
host "Larry Wayne Gatlin Radio – Only in America" on the station
beginning in January of
2014.
 
The
show will air each Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT on both 650 AM and
 streaming online starting January 7, 2014. Shows will be archived
on the station website.
 
“Larry
is a legend and one of the funniest, most intuitive guys I’ve ever had the
privilege to know.” said 650 AM WSM General Manager, Tom English. “When
he expressed his desire to commit to a weekly show on ‘The Legend’ I knew we had
to find a way to make it happen.” 

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Sarah Darling Calls Opening for Alan Jackson “Beyond Amazing” (from the mailbag)

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(left) with Alan Jackson prior to openingSaturday night's show in Salt Lake
City, Utah.

As a waitress at Nashville's Stoney River Steakhouse® prior to landing her first record deal, Sarah Darling waited on country superstar Alan Jackson, dreaming what it might be like if she could one day share the stage with him. This past weekend, she celebrated that milestone, opening back-to-back shows for Jackson in Boise, Idaho, Salt Lake City, Utah and Arlington, Wash. (August 9, 10, and 11). Calling the experience "beyond amazing" on Twitter, Darling adds, "I was blessed to have been on tour with one of the most humble and gracious men in the music business this weekend. What an unforgettable experience. Thank you Alan!"

This Saturday, Darling will make her forty-first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry prior to performing as part of Southern Living's "Biscuits & Jam" concert series presented by AT&T U-verse at The Woods at Fontanel on Sunday. Then she'll head to New York City for the national television debut of her latest summertime hit "Little Umbrellas" on FOX & Friends Saturday, August 24. 

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