Opry to Kick-Off Its CMA Music Festival Week of Shows with All-Star Tuesday Night Opry, Plaza Party June 9
The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® is kicking off its CMA Music Festival week of shows with a host of activities Tuesday, June 9, including two star-packed Tuesday Night Opry shows as well an Opry Plaza Party presented by Humana® featuring free performances by recording artist and songwriter extraordinaire Jeffrey Steele plus Big Machine Records duo Kate & Kacey.
Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie Morgan, Little Big Town, and The Charlie Daniels Band are among those scheduled to appear on Tuesday Night Opry shows at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Morgan will mark her 25th Opry Anniversary that night, and Skaggs will celebrate the release of his CD “Waitin’ for the Sun to Shine” packaged with a bonus DVD “A Retrospective After More Than 25 Years” with an in-store appearance in The Opry Shop. The Skaggs project is Volume II of his SONY re-issue series.
Adding to the kick-off fun, singer/songwriter/showman Steele, whose songwriting successes include “My Town,” Me and my Gang,” “Hell Yeah,” and more than 20 other Top 5 songs, will welcome fans to town with a free performance during an Opry Plaza Party presented by Humana® outside the Opry House beginning at 5:30 p.m. Also appearing on the Party stage will be Kate & Kacey, whose debut single “Dreaming Love,” is currently climbing the charts. The Plaza area will be full of music, food, and other fan activities kicking off the Opry’s exciting CMA Week, the full details of which are available here and by calling (800) SEE-OPRY.
Among the Opry shows and events to follow that week are the annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game; in-store signings at Opry Originals, the Opry’s new store in downtown Nashville at 300 Broadway; a Guitars of the Stars Auction to benefit the Opry Trust Fund featuring Epiphone guitars decorated by Dolly Parton, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and more; Opry Country Classics featuring Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Lynn Anderson, and more; and four weekend Opry shows including a Saturday Opry at the Ryman matinee.