The Grand Ole Opry will tally its 4,933rd consecutive Saturday night broadcast on July 18 with a showcase featuring a pair of Opry members from Oklahoma: Reba McEntire and Vince Gill.
The one-hour show will air live on Circle Television at 7 p.m. CT, as well as stream live on Circle’s YouTube.
“The Grand Ole Opry has always been very special to me and my family,” says Reba. “It’s part of my history, my heritage and my future, and I’m so excited to get to share the stage with Vince again. Just like Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Brother Oswald, Porter Wagoner and Loretta Lynn, Vince is an Opry legend. I’m proud to be an Opry member and I’ll always be proud to stand on the stage with Vince. Things may be a little different right now, but one thing stays the same—the Opry continues to bring great country music into the homes of the American people.”
On July 11, Jimmie Allen, the Gatlin Brothers and Margo Price will step onto the Grand Ole Opry stage at 7 p.m. CT.
The Grand Ole Opry has aired without an audience present since March 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, a number of stars have helped keep the Opry’s Saturday night shows rolling along, including Kelsea Ballerini, Darius Rucker, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Luke Combs,, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood and more.
photos: Vince Gill by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com; Reba McEntire by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com