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Opry series starts with Del McCoury, Skaggs, Eli Young

Thursday, February 26, 2009 – The Tuesday Night Opry shows start once again on Tuesday March 3. Scheduled to appear during the first Tuesday Night Opry of the year are Del McCoury Band, Jason Michael Carroll, Josh Gracin, Ricky Skaggs, Eli Young Band, The Whites and others. Gracin will appear in The Opry Shop before the evening's show, signing copies of his latest project, "We Weren't Crazy."

Others appearing later in March include Emerson Drive, John Michael Montgomery, Rhonda Vincent, Gloriana (March 6); Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner, Ray Price (March 7); Little Big Town, Jimmy Wayne, Eric Church, The Grascals, Diamond Rio (March 10); Charlie Daniels Band (March 13); Radney Foster (March 14); Steve Wariner, Darryl Worley (March 17); Charlie Daniels Band, Kellie Pickler (March 21); Infamous Stringdusters (March 24); and Billy Currington (March 27).

Opry Country Classics, a new show featuring the classic songs that have defined country music for generations of fans, is set to begin on Thursday, March 26.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kiah heats up – Amythyst Kiah's music career has seemingly been a slow burn, but that well could be changing. She was part of the quartet that put out the very fine "Songs of Our Native Daughters" earlier this year and is about to launch a tour with CD-mates Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell of Birds of Chicago and Leyla McCalla to bring out songs about... »»»
Concert Review: Sweeney maintains her musical integrity – Sunny Sweeney has gone the big label route and even earned a hit with "From a Table Away," but truth be told, she's better off without the baggage of the bigs, especially given the consistent quality and musical vision that was so clearly and admirably on display on this evening. When the East Texas native started her career, she was... »»»
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