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Opry Live coming Saturday

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 – A special episode of Opry Live featuring Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Jake Owen, and Rodney Atkins airs on GAC: Great American Country this Saturday, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. Eastern. The special was taped last month at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Performances include Underwood's Cowboy Casanova, her most recent number one hit from the just-released CD "Play On"; McBride's current single I Just Call You Mine from her 2009 release "Shin"e; Owen's lead single from his current release "Easy Does It", Don't Think I Can't Love You; and Atkins' About the South from his earlier release "If You're Going Through Hell."

The Opry rounds out 2009 at the Ryman with performances by Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Ralph Stanley (Dec. 18-19); Ronnie Milsap (Dec. 19); Blaine Larsen, Dailey & Vincent (Christmas Day) and Restless Heart, Dailey & Vincent (Dec. 26).

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