George Hamilton IV: Onstage and Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry

George Hamilton IV: Onstage and Backstage at the
Grand Ole Opry

While George Hamilton
IV has had a home at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years, he has
also travelled the world several times over, earning the title of
“International Ambassador of Country Music” from Billboard magazine. As of
Spring 2013, the Opry member has committed to spending more time than ever at
his musical home, welcoming guests on two new Opry House tours — an Opry House
Backstage Pass Post-Show Tour and the Opry’s
VIP Behind The Opry
Curtain Tour. Throughout Opry show nights,
Hamilton will share stories
of backstage happenings as well as those of his global country career. Of course
the Opry member will still take to the Opry stage from time to time for
performances of classics including “
Abilene”, “Break My
Mind” and “Truck Driving
Man”.
“We’re pleased to
have George with us so often to offer guests his brand of Opry hospitality,”
said Pete Fisher, Opry Vice President and General Manager. “Talking
with George is to learn more about what happens backstage at the Opry, what it
was like to tour with the country greats of the past including the legendary
Patsy Cline, how it felt to be the first American country singer to have his own
British television series, to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and more.”
                                                                                              
Prior to his new role at the Opry, George Hamilton
IV continues to entertain British audiences with his latest visit – a month long
tour with
Ireland’s Sandy Kelly celebrating the 50th
anniversary of Patsy Cline’s final concert. Previously the two artists had
co-starred in “Patsy Cline: The Musical” which enjoyed performances in London’s
West End as well as long running provincial tours in Britain and Ireland.
Looking ahead, Hamilton notes the Grand Ole Opry as his musical home place, having
first taken trips there from his native
North Carolina as a child. “I’m very proud to be a member of
the Opry family and feel very comfortable as a backstage host in addition to
performing”
he says. “I’m really looking forward to meeting and
greeting the folks from all over the world who come to visit with us”.
  

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