NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (July 18, 2022) – Circle Network is partnering with the Grand Ole Opry for a special Opry Live honoring one of the most celebrated decades in Country Music. Opry Live: Opry Loves the ’90s will feature performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Cody Johnson, Midland, Michael Ray, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lainey Wilson and Chris Young covering popular ‘90s Country hits from artists like Garth Brooks, Patty Loveless, The Chicks, Toby Keith, Vince Gill and more. The one-hour program will also include an exclusive collaboration of the 1996 No. 1 hit “Strawberry Wine” between CMA award-winner Deana Carter and Opry NextStage artist BRELAND. Hosted by Natalie Stovall, Opry Live: Opry Loves the ‘90s premiereson Circle Network on Saturday, July 23 at 9/8c and will re-air at 12/11c.
Opry Live: Opry Loves the ’90s Performances Include:
Jimmie Allen, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” (Toby Keith, 1993)
Kelsea Ballerini, “Cowboy Take Me Away” (The Chicks, 1999)
BRELAND/Deana Carter, “Strawberry Wine” (Deana Carter, 1996)
Cody Johnson, “When I Call Your Name” (Vince Gill, 1990)
Midland, “Seminole Wind” (John Anderson, 1992)
Michael Ray “Small Town Saturday Night” (Hal Ketchum, 1992)
Carrie Underwood, “Blame It On Your Heart” (Patty Loveless, 1993)
Keith Urban “Sold (Grundy County Auction)” (John Michael Montgomery, 1995)
Lainey Wilson “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” (Travis Tritt, 1992)
Chris Young “Papa Loves Mama” (Garth Brooks, 1991)
In May, the Opry launched a limited-time “Opry Loves the ’90s” experience at the Grand Ole Opry House with a new interactive tour exhibition, special in-show Opry programming, ‘90s-themed Opry Plaza Parties and surprise artist collaborations celebrating ‘90s Country Music. The exhibit showcases the artists, songs and songwriters that defined the decade with displays including iconic stage wear and artifacts representing career milestone moments and performances from Opry members Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Terri Clark, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Lorrie Morgan, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood and more. The Opry’s ‘90s experience runs through the end of 2022 and continues across other Opry Entertainment Group properties including WSM Radio, Circle Network and Opry.com, as well as across the Opry’s social channels. For more information and to buy tickets, visit Opry.com.
Circle and the Opry will also celebrate Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell this month on her 50th Anniversary as a member of the Opry family with two shows Saturday, July 30 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Opry member Carrie Underwood, who considers Mandrell one of her musical and professional inspirations, is slated to perform and help honor the legend, who will be in attendance. Additionally, multi-award-winning Gospel music legend, CeCe Winans is scheduled to perform and honor Mandrell. A one-hour portion of the night’s first show will air live as Opry Live on Circle TV and will livestream via Circle’s social channels at 9/8 p.m. ET, while both shows will air in their entirety on WSM Radio, opry.com/wsmonline.com, and SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse channel. The three-time ACM/CMA Entertainer and four-time ACM/CMA Female Vocalist of the Year was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on July 29, 1972.
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About Circle Network: Circle is a media network dedicated to celebrating the country lifestyle and putting fans inside the circle of everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. Besides a linear feed, the network offers ad-supported streaming distribution with Tubi, NCTC, DISH, Peacock, Roku, Inc., Samsung TV Plus, Redbox, VIZIO SmartCast®, XUMO and Frndly TV, bringing its country lifestyle programming to millions more through TVs, smartphones and tablets. Named Digiday’s 2021 Best Streaming TV Platform and Pollstar’s #1 Livestreamer across all genres for 2020, Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray Television.
About the Grand Ole Opry: Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM, 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.