Country music stars Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton celebrate 95 years of the Grand Ole Opry this weekend with a primetime NBC special.
“Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music” airs Sunday at9 p.m. EST on NBC. Paisley and Shelton host the program, which features performances from Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Marty Stuart, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Old Crow Medicine Show, Darius Rucker, Lady A, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood and the aforementioned hosts.
Performances were taped at the Opry House in Nashville, a news release said. The Grand Ole Opry — billed as the longest-running live radio program in the world — celebrated its 95th birthday last October with welcoming back socially-distanced audiences after months of Saturday livestream broadcasts inside an empty theater.
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Viewers can expect “95 Years of Country Music” to dig into Opry archives, too. Per a news release, the show pulls archive “interviews, performances and appearances” from Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Minnie Pearl, Loretta Lynn and more.
Archival images and video to be featured include the Opry during World War II, surviving the 2010 Nashville flood and continuing to the program throughout the pandemic.
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