Tuesday, September 13, 2022
– The Grand Ole Opry will celebrate its 97th birthday with six nights of shows Oct. 4 – 9.
The Opry will host its traditional Tuesday, Friday and Saturday night shows as well as Thursday night's Opry Country Classics. For the special birthday week, shows were added on Wednesday and Sunday. A special "Opry Loves The 90s" Studio A live fan event featuring Deana Carter and celebrating OPRY AT 97 is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8.
Opry NextStage artist BRELAND, Jon Pardi plus Opry members Bill Anderson, Terri Clark, The Isaacs, Jamey Johnson, Craig Morgan, Carly Pearce, Steve Wariner, Chris Young and Carter will perform.
Thursday's Opry Country Classics (Oct. 6) will feature spotlight artist and Opry member Chris Janson plus Opry members The Gatlin Brothers and Jim Lauderdale, Michael Ray.
The OPRY AT 97 Opry Country Classics will salute the "Kings and Queens of Country", celebrating some of the biggest names in country music: The King of Broken Hearts, George Jones; The King of the Road, Rogers Miller; "King George", George Strait; The King of Country Music, Roy Acuff; the Queen of Country Music, Kitty Wells, plus Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash.
Carter will join fans in Studio A for an acoustic performance, interview and fan Q&A on Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. Carter, whose signature song "Strawberry Wine," was the 1997 Country Music Association Single of the Year, will celebrate the Opry's 97th during this backstage event at the Opry House.
Fans are also invited to the Opry Plaza for free music celebrating the Opry's birthday on Friday evening, Oct. 7, and all day Saturday, Oct. 8.