Opry show in New York

As a part of it’s 80th Anniversary celebration, the Grand Ole Opry will take a trip north later this fall for a rare show outside of Nashville. On Monday November 14, an official Opry concert will be held in New York City’s fabled Carnegie Hall and will include performances by Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and Alison Krauss & Union Station, along with country artists Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Trace Adkins and several others. This event is scheduled one day ahead of the Country Music Association’s Awards Show in New York, and part of the Country Takes New York cultural series that week.

The last time there was an Opry show in Carnegie Hall was more than 40 years ago, a concert that featured 60’s Opry stars Bill Monroe, Patsy Cline, Grandpa Jones, the Jordanaires, Minnie Pearl, Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins and Faron Young.

There seems to be no mention of the show being televised, but it will be aired live on 650 WSM-AM, Stream 137 on Sirius Satellite Radio and www.opry.com.

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