Ten-year Opry member to join The Band Perry, Blake Shelton,
Carrie Underwood, and more for weekend shows
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 28, 2011) This weekend’s Opry All-Star Weekend just got a little more star-packed, as CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley has been added to the artist line-up. Paisley will celebrate ten years of Opry membership with an appearance Sat., March 5 along with many others including 2011 Academy of Country Music Top New Vocal Group The Band Perry and CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton as well as the Opry debut of Valory Music’s Edens Edge. Friday night’s two Opry shows include reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood, plus Rodney Atkins, Shelton, and more.
All-Star Weekend guests will have a chance to meet Opry member Terri Clark, who will sign copies of her latest CD, “The Long Way Home,” and her new DVD, “Live At Cedar Creek,” in The Opry Shop on March 5 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. before appearing on that night’s Opry show. Fans can also enjoy backstage tours of the newly refurbished Grand Ole Opry House throughout the weekend, which will include the debut of Opry check-in features on Facebook and Foursquare, giving fans the opportunity to save on weekend Opry activities, Opry star music, and other merchandise.
Fans can prepare for the All-Star fun by entering the “Opry All-Star Sweepstakes” at opry.com and by purchasing an “Opry All-Star Weekend Combo” including an Opry ticket, Opry House Backstage Tour, and exclusive commemorative print.
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com.
About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating 85 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and opry.com. The syndicated weekly program, America’s Opry Weekend, airs on country radio stations across America and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels. For more information, visit opry.com or www.gaylordentertainment.com