Circle Network to Air Five Opry Live Episodes In Honor of Marine Toys for Tots, Kicking off with Jon Pardi’s Grand Ole Opry Induction on November 18 at 9/8c pm. Additional Episodes to Feature Country Music Stars Reba McEntire, Ian Munsick, Carly Pearce, Lainey Wilson and a Tribute to The Judds
FOR THE SECOND YEAR, CIRCLE NETWORK PARTNERS WITH MARINE TOYS FOR TOTS TO INSPIRE DONATIONS AND BRING HOPE AND JOY TO DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES WITH A FESTIVE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FEATURING SPECIAL OPRY LIVE EPISODES AND A SONGWRITING PROGRAM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (November 14, 2023) – Award-winning country lifestyle TV and media network Circle announced today that it will be partnering with Marine Toys for Tots for the second consecutive holiday season to give back through a month-long partnership. Beginning Saturday, November 18th, the network will air five holiday-themed Opry Live episodes, featuring legendary Country Music artists including Ashley McBryde, Scotty McCreery, Reba McEntire, Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson, and more, with a call to action that will generate awareness around Toys for Tots’ mission of bringing joy and hope to America’s disadvantaged children this holiday season.
Kicking off on Saturday, November 18th, the first Toys for Tots Opry Live episode will feature Jon Pardi’s Opry induction, as well as a live performance of music from his new Christmas album. Fans can then look forward to a tribute to The Judds on December 2nd featuring Jamey Johnson, Wynonna Judd, Ashley McBryde, Lainey Wilson, Trisha Yearwood and more. Additional Saturday night performances include Lauren Alaina, Dean Dillon, Scotty McCreery, Ian Munsick, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, and Charlie Worsham. In each episode, Country Music stars will participate in the Opry Live broadcasts to share information about Toys for Tots and inspire fans to donate. A QR code will also be available for viewers to scan and donate live, but even if a show is missed, the opportunity to donate will remain open throughout the holiday season by visiting the Opry’s Toys for Tots donation page.
As part of the campaign, Circle Network is also partnering with the Nashville-based viral songwriting crew, Song House. To celebrate the holiday season, Song House has been challenged to write five different songs to the theme of spreading holiday cheer through the gift of giving, which must include three words chosen by Toys for Tots. Via social media, Song House’s fans will be able to vote for their favorite tune to help celebrate the holiday season. The winning song will be released on all streaming platforms on December 1st to help fans get in the holiday spirit throughout the month and encourage donations to Toys for Tots.
The special Opry Live episodes will air on Circle Network throughout November and December. See below for the full lineup:
11/18/23: Jon Pardi Induction feat. Ian Munsick, Chase Rice and Dean Dillon
11/25/23: Lauren Alaina, Lainey Wilson and Charlie Worsham
12/2/23: The Judds Tribute Show feat. Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Lainey Wilson, Ashley McBryde, Jamey Johnson, Ella Langley, The Isaacs, Shelly Fairchild and Emily West
12/9/23: Reba McEntire, Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce
12/16/23: Scotty McCreery, Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina
The Opry’s donation page for Toys for Tots can be found here: http://www.toysfortots.org/opry. Throughout the campaign, Circle Network will also be giving away special edition Toys for Tots shirts and mugs on its social and digital channels every day between December 1st-22nd.
Circle Network is the official television broadcast home of the Grand Ole Opry and airs Opry Live each Saturday night. The Opry Live special programming can also be viewed free on Circle Network’s app, Circle Now, as well as Circle All Access Facebook and YouTube.