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Country Legend Leroy Van Dyke To Perform On Grand Ole Opry’s Opry Country Classics October 19

Award-winning country music hit-maker Leroy Van Dyke, who was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on October 20, 1962, is set to mark the anniversary of that accomplishment with an appearance on the Opry’s Thursday night show Opry Country Classics at the Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 19.

“After six decades in the music business, I’m still so proud of the day I became a Grand Ole Opry member, an incredible personal highlight and career milestone,” Van Dyke says. “I have always felt at home among my family, friends, and fans there, and I look forward to returning to the Ryman stage where I made my Opry debut and was first introduced as an Opry member.”

Known for his unique, unmistakable music that captivated audiences upon entering the music scene in the mid-1950s, Van Dyke has recorded some of the biggest songs of all time, including his debut single, “The Auctioneer,” which instantly became a multi-million seller, and the worldwide smash, “Walk on By.” The 1961 hit spent 19 weeks at the No. 1 spot and an incredible 42 weeks on the chart. Being named Billboard’s No. 2 Greatest All-Time Country Song based on sales, number of plays and number of weeks on the chart, it has withstood the test of time.

After more than 60 years in the business, he shows no signs of slowing down still booking appearances of The Leroy Van Dyke Country Gold Tour. Bringing traditional country music to fans all over the world, the one-of-a-kind show, by definition, is a classic country show featuring artists who have had million sellers, multiple top ten recordings, or massive television exposure. Van Dyke opens the show then emcees the event as his seven-piece band backs the rest of the presentation.

About Leroy Van Dyke:
Leroy Van Dyke of “Auctioneer” and “Walk On By” fame is known around the world as an entertainer, recording artist, radio and television star, auctioneer and veteran of the Las Vegas circuit. He has recorded more than 500 songs. Van Dyke has performed an estimated 3,500 shows at agricultural events, including fairs and livestock events, in addition to a great variety of engagements. In his six decades of performances, he has never missed a show. For more information, please go to www.leroyvandyke.com.

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A Closer Look @ Smithfield | Backstage At The Opry

We go backstage at the Grand Ole Opry with emerging country duo Smithfield as they make their Opry debut.  Get to know them a little better, find out how it feels for them to be making their debut on the Opry stage, and who they would most like to meet of the Opry members.

Watch the interview and some behind-the-scenes footage from backstage of the Opry below:

Watch Smithfield as they perform their single “Hey Whiskey” on the Opry stage.

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MULTI-GRAMMY NOMINATED DUO DAILEY & VINCENT CELEBRATE  90TH GRAND OLE OPRY PERFORMANCE DURING THE OPRY’S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

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Dierks Bentley joins Dailey and Vincent on stage. Photo credit: Dusty Draper

It was a special evening as the “Rockstars of Bluegrass” (dubbed by CMT), Dailey & Vincent, celebrated their 90th performance at The Grand Ole Opry during the Opry’s 90th Birthday Celebration. In light of such milestones, Dailey & Vincent took the stage with Country music mainstay Dierks Bentley, who was celebrating his 10th anniversary as an Opry member. They shared their love for Bluegrass with a collaborative performance of “Rovin’ Gambler.”  

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Rainey Qualley On Making Her Opry Debut And Official Launch Of Cingle Records

Photo Credit: Hollo/Opry

Photo Credit: Hollo/Opry

On August 28th, looking stunning with her short, tan, fringed dress handmade by her aunt, Rainey Qualley made her debut onto the Grand Ole Opry stage stepping into that circle where countless country music legends have stood before.

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CINGLE RECORDS LAUNCHES WITH RAINEY QUALLEY GRAND OLE OPRY® DEBUT

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Cingle Records welcomes Rainey Qualley as the label’s flagship artist. Pictured L-R: Russ Zavitson (President/Cingle Records); Rainey Qualley; John Shackelford (CEO/Cingle Records)

Cingle Records flagship recording artist Rainey Qualley had a life-long dream come true, when she made her Grand Ole Opry® debut Friday night. She stepped into the circle on the stage that has hosted virtually every one of her musical heroes and belted out her “Me And Johnny Cash” single and “Never Mine,” both from her debut EP Turn Down The Lights, in front of a packed and very appreciative crowd. 

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RAINEY QUALLEY MAKES GRAND OLE OPRY® DEBUT

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Cingle Records recording artist Rainey Qualley will step on the very same stage that the subject of her new single “Me And Johnny Cash” rocked many times, when she makes her debut on the Grand Ole Opry® on Friday August 28th at the Grand Ole Opry house. Cash actually kicked out the footlights on the hallowed stage during a performance in 1965, a move Qualley makes reference to in her incendiary new single that is currently rising up the charts.  

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The Best Of “Sunday Mornin’ Country”®  35 Years In The Making Sunday June 14th – Grand Ole Opry® House

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The Music City Christian Fellowship (MCCF) has announced that the 35th Annual Sunday Mornin’ Country® Celebration will be held in Nashville, Tennessee at the Grand Ole Opry® House on Sunday June 14,  2015, starting at 2:30 PM. Tickets for Sunday Mornin’ Country® are available through the Opry Box Office (1-800-733-6779) and Ticketmaster  www.ticketmaster.com/event/1B004E8AB8FD6DF3).  Discount ticket rates are available for groups of 10 or more.  Please call box office for group sales. 

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More Notable Musicians, Athletes and Authors Added to 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards As Show Hits Nashville This Weekend

Steven Curtis Chapman, Brett Kern, Michael Tait, Ashley Smith, Thomas Davis, Brian Bosworth, Benjamin Watson, Alex Kendrick and Blanca have been unveiled as the final group of diverse presenters to appear at the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards, hosted by FOX & Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron.  This latest list comes in addition to the earlier star-studded line-up of performers and presenters ready to take the stage at the legendary Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn. as part of the show this Sunday May 31, 2015.  To see the show live, reserve your spot at KLOVE.com.

Fan generated votes fuel the wins at the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards. For every 500,000 votes, Hands and Feet Project commits to building a family-style home, caring for up to eight orphaned or abandoned children in Haiti.  Fox & Friends Anchor and 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards’ Co-Host Elisabeth Hasselbeck will kick-off the Run for Love 5K on Saturday, May 30, also benefitting the non-profit serving Haiti, as part of the activities for 2015 K-LOVE Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend.  To vote, visit www.klovefanawards.com.

K-Love Fan AwardsThe Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville will serve as host for the 2015 K-LOVE Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend, this weekend, May 29-31. Live from the historic Grand Ole Opry House, the third annual K-LOVE Fan Awards will be hosted by FOX & Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron. For KING & COUNTRY and Newsboys led this year’s nominations, and nominees in the “Film/Television Impact,” “Book Impact” and “Sports Impact” categories were recently unveiled. The fan-generated awards show aims to honor artists, authors and athletes who impact popular culture in a positive and encouraging way for Jesus Christ. For a full list of events for the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards and Ultimate Fan Experience Weekend, presented by Pepsi, click here.

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Little Big Town Invited To Join Grand Ole Opry

imageCritically acclaimed Grammy®-winning vocal group Little Big Town (Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook)  was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry this evening by Opry member and friend Reba McEntire.  The group will be formally inducted into the Opry on Fri., Oct. 17 by Opry member Vince Gill. Continue Reading →

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Lucy Hale World Premieres “Lie A Little Better” Video On CMT / MTV

Lucy HaleFollowing her life-long dream to perform on the Grand Ole Opry, rising country star and actress, Lucy Hale, opted to shoot the video for her new single, the infectious “Lie A Little Better” at the historic Opry House.  Hale, working again with director Philip Andelman (“You Sound Good To Me,”) chose to forego a concept video and instead Hale and band spent the day performing on the legendary Opry stage, soaking in the rich legacy of the famed music venue.  The video, which world-premiered today on CMT and MTV, can be seen HERE. Continue Reading →

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