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Opry introduces new show

Thursday, March 5, 2009 – A new show is coming to Grand Ole Opry and WSM every Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. beginning March 26. Opry Country Classics will feature the traditional country songs performed by the legends and today's superstars in country.

To kickoff this one-of-a-kind show, WSM listeners can purchase tickets for the first show hosted by Larry Gatlin and starring other special guests for the special price of $6.50 each by mentioning the promo code WSM 650 to get the special price. Tickets are available at the Opry House Box Office, or by calling 871-OPRY.

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: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»