We posted previously about the Grand Ole Opry’s historic return to Carnegie Hall as part of the Opry’s 80th Anniversary celebration, in a special concert held a few weeks back on the eve of the CMA Awards show on November 15 in New York City.
The Great American Country (GAC) cable television network will broadcast the show in March of 2006 in a two-hour special entitled Grand Ole Opry at Carnegie Hall. No specific date has been announced for this program, which includes a performance by Alison Krauss & Union Station.
The Opry outlined the history of their show and Carnegie Hall in a recent press release:
Opry legends Ernest Tubb and Minnie Pearl first performed at Carnegie Hall in 1947, and Pearl made a triumphant return to the venue in Nov. 1961 as a member of a full Opry troupe that also included Patsy Cline, Grandpa Jones, the Jordanaires, Bill Monroe, Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins and Faron Young. Carnegie Hall prides itself on showcasing American culture by hosting performances from every genre. Past television broadcasts emanating from the venue include symphonic, holiday, and jazz performances and award shows.
“For GAC, broadcasting a special edition of the Grand Ole Opry from Carnegie Hall was a no-brainer,” said Ed Hardy, president of the network. “This is an event that must be broadcast for the fans of the Opry and artists around the country who can not be there in person.”
We’ll be sure to include details about the show’s broadcast date when it is announced.