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50 Years after the Crash: Remembering Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins

Patsy Cline/CMA/ Nashville, TN -- By Eileen Sisk
The Grand Ole Opry suffered the biggest loss of talent in its 87-year history when a small plane carrying Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins, along with Cline's manager Randy Hughes, crashed on the evening of March 5, 1963, in a heavily wooded area roughly 100 miles west of Nashville. Now, 50 years after the crash the we are remembering Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, and Hawkshaw Hawkins.

The Grascals to Honor Death of Past Opry Stars

The GrascalsNashville, TN -- Traditional country fans and bluegrass fans alike have a unique opportunity to honor the memory of some of country's biggest stars and to enjoy one of the most highly awarded bluegrass bands touring today. The Grascals are set to make an appearance at Gone But Not Forgotten, an event honoring Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, and Randy Hughes. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic plane crash that took the lives of the Opry icons.

John Driskell Hopkins, Balsam Range Debut at Grand Ole Opry March 8th

John Driskell Hopkins & Balsam RangeAsheville, NC -- John Driskell Hopkins and Balsam Range are excited to perform at The Grand Ole Opry on Friday, March 8th! “I’m doubly honored to be able to play my own songs in one of the greatest music venues in the world,” says Hopkins. They will be performing music from Daylignt, which was was independently released on Jan 22nd and will also be performing at select shows throughout the year.

WSM Celebrates Eddie Stubbs' 30th Radio Anniversary

Eddie Stubbs and Ray PriceNashville, TN -- /Grand Ole Opry/ 650 AM WSM marked the 30th radio anniversary of longtime evening show host and Country Radio Hall of Famer Eddie Stubbs the night of Monday, January 14, 2013 with a star-packed evening of music and celebration at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The live show aired on 650 AM and WSMOnline.com, and was presented by longrunning WSM clients Springer Mountain Farms, the Ernest Tubb Record Shop, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Visit WSM Online to access the special on-air content.

Marty Stuart To Celebrate 20-Year Anniversary as Grand Ole Opry Member

Marty StuartNashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® will honor one of country music’s most beloved ambassadors, Marty Stuart, on his 20th anniversary as an Opry member on Sat., Dec. 8. Stuart will be celebrated during a one-hour segment on each of the night’s two shows with performances by his wife and fellow Opry member Connie Smith, Charley Pride, Old Crow Medicine Show, and songwriter Brandy Clark. Also appearing with Stuart will be Phyliss J. Anderson, Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, along with two Choctaw dancers. Click here to purchase tickets.

Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and More Celebrate Opry's 87th Birthday

Ricky SkaggsThe Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® celebrated its 87th birthday last weekend with star-packed shows, backstage tours, and more. Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Jimmy Dickens, Casey James, Ray Stevens, Steve Wariner, and others performed and shared the stage with a larger-than-life Opry 87th birthday cake. James also performed a special Opry Plaza Birthday Party show.

Grand Ole Opry Goes Celebrates Loretta Lynn's 50th Opry Anniversary Tonight

Loretta LynnNashville, TN -- As the Grand Ole Opry prepares to celebrate the 50th Opry Anniversary of country icon Loretta Lynn with a star-packed Opry show featuring Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Crystal Gayle, Lee Ann Womack, and more TONIGHT, fans can celebrate Lynn’s golden achievement in the hours leading up to the show online and on the radio.

Grand Ole Opry To Celebrate ‘100 Priceless Years’ Of Comedienne Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl 50th Opry AppearanceNashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry will celebrate the life of one of its most iconic members ever, Minnie Pearl, on Tues., Oct. 23, with a special show in honor of the beloved comedienne’s 100th birthday. The show will celebrate the performer’s humor and more than 50-year Opry career with vintage videos of Minnie’s career, performances and remembrances by Amy Grant, Opry members Pam Tillis, Mel Tillis and Jimmy Dickens, comedians Henry Cho and T. Bubba Bechtol, and more.

Ricky Skaggs to Help Grand Ole Opry Celebrate its 87th Birthday

Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is set to celebrate its 87th Birthday on Oct., 5 & 6 with star-packed shows. Ricky Skaggs, one of the most awarded artists in country and bluegrass music, will perform during a special Opry Birthday Concert at 1:00 p.m. Oct. 6. Following his performance, Skaggs will visit The Opry Shop from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., signing his new CD Music To My Ears. The Plaza in front of the Opry House will be abuzz with games, food, free live performances on the Opry Plaza stage including Casey James and more.http://www.cybergrass.com/node/1623

Loretta Lynn Celebrates 50th Opry Anniversary September 25th

Loretta LynnNashville, TN -- /Grand Ole Opry/ The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® will honor one its most beloved members, Loretta Lynn, with a Sept. 25 show celebrating her 50th Opry Anniversary. Among the artists scheduled to participate in the celebration are Lynn, her sister Crystal Gayle, plus friends Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, and Pistol Annies, who will be making their Opry debut.

George Jones Announces The Grand Farewell Tour in 2013

George JonesNashville, TN (August 14, 2012) - In 2013, George Jones, the country music icon often referred to as the "the greatest living country singer" will mark the end of an era with a farewell tour for his fans titled "The Grand Tour". After over fifty years of touring, Jones has decided he is ready to slow down and spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren. Jones was quoted as saying "It is tough to stop doing what I love, but the time has come". As a tribute to his loyal fans he wants to tour one more year and let them know, this will be his last. Jones celebrated his 80th Birthday at the Grand Ole Opry last year.

Grammy Nominees Jeff and Sheri Easter to Appear on the Grand Ole Opry

Jeff & Sheri EasterTwo-time GRAMMY-nominated and six-time Dove Award-winning artists Jeff and Sheri Easter are scheduled to appear on the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, August 4 for two shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. These gospel music family group mainstays will be premiering songs from their upcoming release Eyes Wide Open (Spring Hill Music) which will hit streets on September 18. They will be performing with other artists, including Carrie Underwood, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jeannie Seely, Jim Ed Brown, Jean Shepherd, Bill Anderson and many others.

Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent, Opry Shop Apperance July 28

Sunday Morning SingingSeveral artists will stop by The Opry Shop before their upcoming performance on the Opry. These signings are free to attend so come on down and say hello to these Opry stars. Rhonda Vincent will sign copies of her new CD, Sunday Mornin’ Singin’ at The Opry Shop on Saturday, July 28 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm, prior to her appearance on the Opry. Click here to purchase tickets to see the Rhonda on the Opry.

Grand Ole Opry to Celebrate '100 Priceless Years' of Iconic Comedienne Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl 50th Opry Appearance/Opry.com/ Nashville, TN -- The Grand Ole Opry is poised to celebrate the life and legacy of one of its most iconic members ever, Minnie Pearl, leading up to the 100th anniversary of the comedienne’s birth. Celebrations of the performer’s humor and more than 50-year Opry career begin this week and will culminate with an Opry show in her honor on Tues., Oct. 23.

Grand Ole Opry to Celebrated its Most Loyal Fan

Grand Ole Opry/Opry.com/ There are loyal fans, and then there are loyal fans. The Grand Ole Opry recognized its undisputed most loyal fan, Nashville’s Paul Eckhart, on Saturday, June 16. Eckhart marks 40 years without having missed a single weekend of Opry performances, and the Opry celebrated during the show by honoring him with its first-ever Opry Fan Award along with other surprises while he and his family enjoy performances from the Opry’s front row.

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