The Grand Ole Opry celebrated Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary as an Opry member this weekend with two sold-out shows honoring Dolly! The superstar performed on both sold-out shows tonight, capping the week-long celebration of Parton’s impact on music and the Opry. Select performances from the show were filmed for an NBC Television special “Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry” which airs Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.
Thomas Rhett checked off another milestone as he concluded his VERY HOT SUMMER TOUR with a sold-out hometown show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena this weekend! Headlining Bridgestone for the first time, TR stacked the night with only in #Nashville moments including welcoming Little Big Town on stage for their collaboration “Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time,” followed by HARDY joining for the newly-released “Nothing Out Here” and Tyler Hubbard for the Thomas Rhett co-written FGL hit “Round Here.” 📸 by John Shearer
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A look at Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville as Brantley Gilbert headlined Tootsies’ 59th Anniversary Birthday Bash
A newly-renovated Family Room funded by the 10Penny Fund with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare , was revealed at the American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge in Nashville. The 10Penny Fund with Sarah Cannon was created earlier this year as a partnership between singer/songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny and Sarah Cannon, with a shared mission to support cancer patients and their loved ones through the cancer journey. The newly-renovated Family Room at the Hope Lodge is the result of 10Penny Fund outreach, in collaboration with the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Jason Aldean closed out his 2019 RIDE ALL NIGHT TOUR in Arlington, TX, with a monumental night at the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park stadium. Serving as the last Country music act to perform at the venue!
President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter visited the Grand Ole Opry the other night while in Nashville for a weeklong build marking the 36th year of their Habitat for Humanity Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. In a surprise moment, Opry members Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood introduced them on stage. Brooks and Yearwood have served as Habitat ambassadors for more than a decade and worked alongside the Carters at the build site. President Carter had previously visited the Opry House as Governor of Georgia and again during his presidential term. President Richard Nixon was the first U.S. President to visit the Opry when he attended the opening night of the Grand Ole Opry House in 1974. President Nixon, who sang and played piano at the Opry that night, is the only President to have performed on the Opry stage.