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on September 21, 2018 - 10:07am

GRAND OLE OPRY TO CELEBRATE THE MUSIC AND INFLUENCE OF THE ICONIC RAY CHARLES ON SPECIAL MONDAY NIGHT OPRY “AN OPRY SALUTE TO RAY CHARLES” OCTOBER 8

Hosted by Opry Member Darius Rucker and featuring performances by Boyz II Men, Brett Eldredge, Cam, Fantasia, Leela James, Lukas Nelson, Allen Stone, Chris Stapleton, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and more.

“An Opry Salute to Ray Charles” Will Air as a PBS Television Special in November, 2018

 

The Grand Ole Opry® will celebrate the songs of Ray Charles as well as the influence the iconic artist had on not only country music, but all of music on a special Monday Night Opry, “An Opry Salute to Ray Charles,” on October 8. “An Opry Salute to Ray Charles” will be hosted by Opry member Darius Rucker and will feature unique collaborations and special performances of Charles’s music, performed by Boyz II Men, Brett Eldredge, Cam, Fantasia, Leela James, Lukas Nelson, Allen Stone, Chris Stapleton, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and more.

 

“An Opry Salute to Ray Charles” will be filmed for a PBS television special to air in November, 2018. The special will also feature behind the scenes footage, a visit to the Ray Charles Museum and iconic footage courtesy of the Ray Charles Foundation.

 

Tickets for “An Opry Salute to Ray Charles” will go on sale Monday, September 17 at 10:00 am at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.

 

“An Opry Salute to Ray Charles” is produced by Opry Entertainment Group, Black & White TV, and The Content Farm in association with The Ray Charles Foundation.

 

The special Monday Night Opry will kick-off a star-studded Opry 93rd birthday week which includes not only the previously announced special birthday concert by Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride at 3 PM Sat., Oct. 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House but Opry shows on Tuesday, October 9 and an Opry Country Classics show hosted by Larry Gatlin on Thursday, Oct 11 at the Ryman Auditorium. The official Opry Birthday Bash weekend includes two shows on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13.

 

Among other artists coming soon to the Opry are Alabama, Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini. Bobby Bare, Charlie Daniels Band, Luke Combs, Crystal Gayle, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan, Carly Pearce, Rascal Flatts, Ricky Skaggs, and more. Tickets for upcoming shows are on sale now at opry.com and (615) 871-OPRY.

 

About The Grand Ole Opry:

The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows through December and seasonal Opry Country Classics shows on Thursdays. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.

 

About The Ray Charles Foundation:

The Robinson Foundation for Hearing Disorders was founded in 1986. The mission and purpose of the foundation was clear: provide financial support in the area of hearing disorders and make donations to organizations for educational purposes. In 2006 the official name of the foundation became The Ray Charles Foundation, but the mission remained laser focused on the vision of the man who founded it. Mr. Charles’ understated approach to philanthropy led The Ray Charles Foundation to be at the forefront of giving multimillion-dollar contributions to various educational institutions across the United States.

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  • 09.21.18
    BRETT ELDREDGE JOINS OCT. 8 OPRY SALUTE TO RAY CHARLES, TELEVISION SPECIAL TO AIR ON PBS IN NOV. 2018

    GRAND OLE OPRY TO CELEBRATE THE MUSIC AND INFLUENCE OF THE ICONIC RAY CHARLES ON SPECIAL MONDAY NIGHT OPRY “AN OPRY SALUTE TO RAY CHARLES” OCTOBER 8

    Hosted by Opry Member Darius Rucker and featuring performances by Boyz II Men, Brett Eldredge, Cam, Fantasia, Leela James, Lukas Nelson, Allen Stone, Chris Stapleton, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and more.

    “An Opry Salute to Ray Charles” Will Air as a PBS Television Special in November, 2018

     

    The Grand Ole Opry® will celebrate the songs of Ray Charles as well as the influence the iconic artist had on not only country music, but all of music on a special Monday Night Opry, “An Opry Salute to Ray Charles,” on October 8. “An Opry Salute to Ray Charles” will be hosted by Opry member Darius Rucker and will feature unique collaborations and special performances of Charles’s music, performed by Boyz II Men, Brett Eldredge, Cam, Fantasia, Leela James, Lukas Nelson, Allen Stone, Chris Stapleton, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and more.

     

    “An Opry Salute to Ray Charles” will be filmed for a PBS television special to air in November, 2018. The special will also feature behind the scenes footage, a visit to the Ray Charles Museum and iconic footage courtesy of the Ray Charles Foundation.

     

    Tickets for “An Opry Salute to Ray Charles” will go on sale Monday, September 17 at 10:00 am at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.

     

    “An Opry Salute to Ray Charles” is produced by Opry Entertainment Group, Black & White TV, and The Content Farm in association with The Ray Charles Foundation.

     

    The special Monday Night Opry will kick-off a star-studded Opry 93rd birthday week which includes not only the previously announced special birthday concert by Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride at 3 PM Sat., Oct. 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House but Opry shows on Tuesday, October 9 and an Opry Country Classics show hosted by Larry Gatlin on Thursday, Oct 11 at the Ryman Auditorium. The official Opry Birthday Bash weekend includes two shows on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13.

     

    Among other artists coming soon to the Opry are Alabama, Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini. Bobby Bare, Charlie Daniels Band, Luke Combs, Crystal Gayle, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan, Carly Pearce, Rascal Flatts, Ricky Skaggs, and more. Tickets for upcoming shows are on sale now at opry.com and (615) 871-OPRY.

     

    About The Grand Ole Opry:

    The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows through December and seasonal Opry Country Classics shows on Thursdays. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.

     

    About The Ray Charles Foundation:

    The Robinson Foundation for Hearing Disorders was founded in 1986. The mission and purpose of the foundation was clear: provide financial support in the area of hearing disorders and make donations to organizations for educational purposes. In 2006 the official name of the foundation became The Ray Charles Foundation, but the mission remained laser focused on the vision of the man who founded it. Mr. Charles’ understated approach to philanthropy led The Ray Charles Foundation to be at the forefront of giving multimillion-dollar contributions to various educational institutions across the United States.