|NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (July 17, 2020) EMI Records Nashville’s recording artist and star of NBC’s hit “This Is Us,” Chrissy Metz and multi-Grammy and Dove award winner and Gospel Music Hall of Fame member CeCe Winans are among those who will step in the circle for the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,934th consecutive Saturday night broadcast Saturday, July 25 on Circle TV, wsmonline.com, and SiriusXM. Metz’s appearance will mark her Grand Ole Opry debut.
Metz released her debut single “Talking To God” to all digital service providers in April and will officially go to country radio on July 27. Her current and followup single “Actress” was just released across all digital service providers. Both songs are scheduled to be featured on her upcoming debut EP this fall on EMI Records Nashville.
Winans, the best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, is a multi-Platinum selling artist, has won 12 Grammy Awards, 22 Dove Awards, and seven Stellar Awards. The gospel legend and Detroit native has also been inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame, been named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI and won multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards and more.
As the Grand Ole Opry approaches its 95th year in the midst of a global pandemic, Opry members and special guest artists have kept the music playing from the unbroken circle and is reaching some of its largest audiences to date. The Opry has been reaching millions of fans and making new ones each week as it has logged viewers from over 100 countries worldwide who have been tuning in just since the live audience shows were paused in mid-March.
Though Opry shows with a live Opry House audience are paused, the show will be broadcast live on Circle and Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates. Opry Live on Circle will be hosted by Bobby Bones. The livestream on Circle All Access and YouTube channel will be guest hosted by Natalie Stovall, a member of the country trio Runaway June and host of Circle’s Southern Weekend. Opry announcer Mike Terry will be heard on 650 AM WSM and SiriusXM.
This Saturday, July 18, Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Reba McEntire will step onto the Grand Ole Opry stage at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT. The show will be broadcast live on Circle and Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV, and other TV affiliates in addition to a companion live stream on Circle All Access Facebook and YouTube channels.
Those tuning into the Livestream on Circle All Access YouTube and Facebook channels this Saturday can watch a Circle Sessions: Remembering Charlie Daniels and more at 7:30 PM ET/ 6:30 PM CT immediately prior to the Opry.
The Opry’s paused shows without an audience since March 14 have included Opry members Trace Adkins, Bill Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Terri Clark, Luke Combs, Dailey & Vincent, the Gatlin Brothers, Vince Gill, Dustin Lynch, Chris Janson, Craig Morgan, the Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Jeannie Seely, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Keith Urban, Steve Wariner, Mark Wills, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young along with special guests Lady A, Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Mandy Barnett, Lee Brice, T. Graham Brown, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Jason Crabb, Sara Evans, Amy Grant and daughters Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill, Ashley McBryde, Keb’ Mo’, Carly Pearce, Kellie Pickler, Margo Price, Michael Ray, The Scott Family, Gwen Stefani, Sam Williams, Charlie Worsham, and Brett Young.
About the Grand Ole Opry
To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.
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