NASHVILLE, Tenn. –
The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® is set to celebrate its 93rd
birthday with an annual Birthday Bash and a special birthday concert by
Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride
at 3 PM Sat., Oct. 13 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN. The
Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient made his Opry
debut in 1967, charted 36 No. 1 singles, sold over 70 million records,
and this year marks his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member.
Concert tickets go on sale July 20 at 10:00 am at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.
Pride is also scheduled for that weekend’s four Opry performances. Opry Birthday Bash packages are on sale now at opry.com
and (615) 871-OPRY and include the birthday concert, an Opry Birthday
Bash performance, Grand Ole Opry House and Ryman Auditorium tours, a
picnic on the Opry Plaza, and an exclusive Birthday Bash poster.
Among other artists coming soon to the Opry are Asleep at the Wheel,
Brothers Osborne, Terri Clark, Charlie Daniels Band, Charles Esten,
Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch,
Martina McBride, Del McCoury Band, Craig Morgan, Oak Ridge Boys, Pure
Prairie League, Rascal Flatts, Chris Young, and more.
Charley Pride Tour Dates:
JUL 20 – Shooting Star Casino / Mahnomen, Minn.
AUG 11 – Sugar Creek Casino / Hinton, Okla.
SEP 15 – Crystal Grand Music Theater / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
SEP 22 – Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino / Salamanca, N.Y.
SEP 28 – Dosey Doe (The Big Barn) / The Woodlands, Texas
OCT 05 – The Welk Resort Theatre / Branson, Mo.
OCT 26 – The Welk Resort Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 07 – TCU Place / Saskatoon, SK
NOV 09 – Conexus Arts Centre / Regina, SK
NOV 10 – Club Regent Event Center / Winnipeg, MB
About Charley Pride:
Charley Pride is celebrating more than 50 years as a recording artist.
He has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in the history of
country music and is credited with helping to break color barriers by
becoming the first black superstar within the genre. A true living
legend, he has sold tens of millions of records worldwide with his large
repertoire of hits. A three-time GRAMMY® award and Recording Academy
“Lifetime Achievement Award” winner, Pride has garnered no less than 36
chart-topping country hits, including “Kiss An Angel Good Morning,” a
massive #1 crossover hit that sold over a million singles and helped
Pride land the Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year”
award in 1971 and the “Top Male Vocalist” awards of 1971 and 1972. A
proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, Pride continues to perform concerts
worldwide and has toured the United States, Canada, Ireland, The United
Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand over the last several years. For more
information, visit CharleyPride.com.
About The Grand Ole Opry:
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held
every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows through
December and season Opry Country Classics shows on Thursdays. 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. Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can
be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com,
Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, 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.
Photo by Rachael Black, courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry