Season Kicks OffÂ Tomorrow, March 1, with Spotlight onÂ
“The Songs of Johnny and June” onÂ Couple’sÂ 50thÂ Wedding Anniversary
Nashville, Tenn. (February 28, 2018) — Country music legendÂ Larry GatlinÂ is returning to host another season ofÂ Opry Country ClassicsÂ atÂ Nashville‘s historicÂ Ryman Auditorium. The annual spring edition of the popular music series is heldÂ on ThursdayÂ nights atÂ 7:00 pmÂ and runsÂ March 1â€“May 31.
“Being the host of theÂ Opry Country ClassicsÂ is one of the greatest honors of my life,” says Gatlin. “For the ‘big boys and big girls’ at the Opry to trust me with the classics and our Mother Church, the Ryman Auditorium, is something for which I am very grateful. I just hope I don’t mess it up. I can’t wait forÂ tomorrowÂ night and the spring season of OCC!”
In addition to hosting, Gatlin, along with his brothersÂ SteveÂ andÂ RudyÂ (collectively known asÂ Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers), will perform live during each show.
The March 1Â Opry Country ClassicsÂ kick off show is set to feature a spotlight on “The Songs of Johnny and June”Â on what would have been the 50th wedding anniversary of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.
Each subsequentÂ Opry Country ClassicsÂ performance will feature a number of special guests, including a Spotlight Artist sharing several greatest hits and country classics. Spotlight Artists already scheduled for the spring include Craig Morgan (March 8); Tracy Lawrence (March 15); Chris Young (March 22); Oak Ridge Boys (April 12); Brenda Lee (April 19); Tanya Tucker (May 3); Marty Stuart (May 10); Charlie Daniels Band (May 24).
A specialÂ SaturdayÂ afternoon edition ofÂ Opry Country ClassicsÂ is scheduled for CMA Music Fest Week onÂ June 9 at 3:00 pm.
Opry Country ClassicsÂ tickets as well as money-saving ticket combos including admission to bothÂ ThursdayÂ nightÂ Opry Country ClassicsÂ shows andÂ Tuesday,Â Friday, orÂ SaturdayÂ Grand Ole Opry shows are available by visitingÂ opry.comÂ or by calling 615-871-OPRY or 800-SEE-OPRY.
***Note: Due to another live concert commitment, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers will not appear on theÂ March 22Â edition of Opry Country Classics
About Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
The close family harmonies of Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers have given the trio a signature sound that led to country classics like “All The Gold In California” and “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer To You).” The brothers won a GRAMMYÂ® for their 1976 breakthrough hit, “Broken Lady,” and reached #1 with several other songs soon thereafter. Along with five career nominations for the ACM Vocal Group, the Gatlin Brothers picked up three 1979 trophiesâ€“Single of the Year (“All The Gold In California”), Album of the Year (Straight Ahead) and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin. The brothers were also nominated for multiple CMA Awards. Larry Gatlin has written songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Dottie West, Roy Orbison, Barry Gibb and countless Gospel artists including the Gaither Vocal Band, the Booth Brothers, the Isaacs and many more. After 62 years of music, the brothers continue to perform nearly 100 live concert dates each year.
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