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The Grand Ole Opry is scheduled to salute the U.S. Military with an annual red carpet parade and special Salute the Troops Opry performance Tuesday, May 21. Among the artists scheduled to perform are Trace Adkins, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Greenwood, Craig Morgan, The Wild Feathers, and Mark Wills.
The Opry and the United Service Organizations (USO) will invite men and women of the U.S. military as well as spouses, children, and parents of service members to follow 95-year-old WWII vet Ernie Andrus on the red carpet into the Opry House for the evening’s show, dedicated to saluting the troops and their families for their service to the nation.
The public is invited to cheer on the honored red carpet parade guests in advance of the evening’s show; 7 p.m. show tickets are available at 615-871-OPRY and opry.com.
Luke Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy” is No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for the seventh straight week. The tune is now tied for the second-longest run atop the chart, which was created in 1990. Only Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett’s “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and Lonestar’s “Amazed” have had longer runs at eight weeks.
“Beautiful Crazy,” which Luke co-penned with Wyatt B. Durrette and Robert Williford, is featured on the deluxe version of his debut album, This One’s for You Too.
With his latest No. 1, Luke is first country artist in history whose first five singles have reached No. 1, following previous chart-toppers “Hurricane,” “When It Rains It Pours,” “One Number Away” and “She Got the Best of Me.”
Luke was recently named New Male Artist of the Year at the ACM Awards. He is currently headlining his first arena tour dubbed the Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour
Maren Morris will be featured on the upcoming soundtrack for Season 8 of HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones announced the news via Twitter, with Maren adding: “Let the Games begin…
Brett Eldredge will headline downtown Nashville’s free Fourth of July celebration–Let Freedom Sing–on the nation’s 243rd birthday.
The main concert stage will be located at Fifth Avenue and Broadway and will include a DJ and live music starting at noon. Additional performers include Dylan Scott, Mac McAnally, The Joe West Band, Jessy Wilson and more.
Let Freedom Sing will also feature kid-friendly activities from noon to 5 p.m. and one of the largest fireworks shows in the country synchronized to a live performance by the Nashville Symphony at Ascend Amphitheater.
CMT will air a 90-minute live special that will include performances from Brett and the fireworks show.
With his Entertainer of the Year win at the ACM Awards on April 7, Keith Urban joins an exclusive club of 7 other ACM Triple Crown winners, inclduing Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Mickey Gilley, Barbara Mandrell, Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean.
The ACM Triple crown consists of wins for New Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.
Darius Rucker will return to the historic Ryman Auditorium on Monday, June 3 for his 10th Annual Darius and Friends concert benefitting St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital. The event, which unofficially kicks off CMA Music Fest in downtown Nashville and has raised $1.6 million to date, will celebrate hitting the decade mark with an all-star roster of friends to be announced in the coming weeks.
Rucker, who has always prioritized philanthropic work, was honored with the ACM Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award last year for his efforts and will receive the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award at the upcoming 2019 Music Biz Awards. He made a commitment to support St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital specifically in 2008 after touring the facility known around the globe for treating childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
“This event is always special because I love seeing my friends come together to support St. Jude and the amazing work they’re doing for families,” shares Rucker. “When we were planning the upcoming Hootie & the Blowfish tour, it was important to me that we kept this show on the schedule. Of all the exciting things to come this year, this night will still be a highlight.”
Make sure to catch my DIG IT or DUMP IT song of the day during the noon hour too!