Grand ole opry

For the past five weeks, amidst the current COVID-19 crisis and without an audience in attendance, the Grand Ole Opry has remained on the air as it has for 4,919 consecutive Saturday nights for nine decades.

Helping keep the circle unbroken during this time, Opry members and special guests spanning multiple generations and encompassing rising newcomers, established superstars, awarded musicians, songwriters, storytellers and family members have stepped on to the Opry stage showcasing the many styles under the country music umbrella that have represented the values and traditions that have built and continued to shape the Grand Ole Opry for 95 years. 

 This Saturday,  Opry members and bluegrass legends Ricky Skaggs, an Opry member since 1982, a 15-time Grammy winner and a member of both the Country Music and Bluegrass Music Halls of Fame, and country, bluegrass and gospel greats
 Dailey & Vincent, Opry members since 2017, will step in to the circle for the 4,920th consecutive Saturday night broadcast which will be broadcast live on Circle Television.

The two Opry member acts will be joined on stage by instrumental virtuosos Andy Leftwich, Jeff Taylor, and Seth Taylor. 

Opry members Luke Combs, who was officially inducted into the Opry last summer, and Craig Morgan, a member since 2008, will step in to the unbroken circle for the April 25 broadcast of the Opry.


The Opry will be broadcast live on both Saturday and on April 25 at 7 p.m. on 
Circle and on Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates in addition to a companion live stream on the Circle All Access Facebook and YouTube channels.

TV and radio personality Bobby Bones will host the Circle telecast, while Opry announcer Mike Terry will join the Opry’s radio audience at the announcer podium. Embracing today’s technology, the Opry will be broadcast and streamed with a very small production team.

The show’s artists will perform acoustically at a recommended social distance across the Opry stage. 

Fans around t
he world can also tune in to the broadcast on the Opry’s flagship radio home, 650 AM-WSM, and several other outlets. Those tuning into the live stream on the Circle All Access YouTube and Facebook channels this week can watch Circle Sessions with artists at home at 6:30 p.m. immediately prior to the live Opry and catch a special episode of the Dailey & Vincent Show at 8 p.m. after the Opry.

Opry fans are invited to contribute to the Opry’s #UNBROKEN charitable campaign which raises money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The fund benefits artists and musicians struggling through the pandemic-- some of the very people who write, make and create the music that has kept the music alive on the Opry stage for almost 95 years. Fans can donate by texting UNBROKEN to 41444.

With Nashvillians at home under Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s “Safer at Home” order and live shows paused at the Grand Ole Opry to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, this Saturday’s performance will once again take place without a live audience.

Fans are invited to follow the Opry on social media and visit opry.com for show updates. Grand Ole Opry management has worked closely with Nashville’s Director of Health to bring the show live to millions around the world while following strict safety protocols under the guidance of local health professionals.