Country music superstar and four-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, and multi-platinum selling Grammy award winner and Opry member Darius Rucker will step into the circle together for the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,937th consecutive Saturday night broadcast on August 15. The Opry will air on Circle TV and SiriusXM, as well as the Opry’s flagship home 650 WSM AM and wsmonline.com.
Bryan’s most recent single “One Margarita” from his upcoming seventh studio album Born Here Live Here Die Here (releasing August 7), just became his 25th No. 1 single.
Rucker will also release new music on August 7 with his single “Beers and Sunshine,” a feel-good summer song about slowing down to enjoy the simple things in life when the world feels out of control. Tonight, Rucker hosts his 11th annual “Darius & Friends” concert benefitting St. Jude Children’s Hospital at 7 p.m. CT. Pay-per-view tickets are on sale now at LivexLive.com/Darius.
As the Grand Ole Opry approaches its 95th year in the midst of a global pandemic, Opry members and special guest artists have kept the music playing from the unbroken circle and the Opry is reaching some of its largest audiences to date. The Opry has been reaching millions of fans and making new ones each week as it has logged viewers from over 100 countries worldwide who have been tuning in since shows with a live Opry House audience were paused in mid-March.
Though Opry shows with a live Opry House audience are paused, the show will be broadcast live on Circle and Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates. Opry Live on Circle will be hosted by Bobby Bones. The livestream on Circle All Access and our YouTube channel will be guest-hosted by Natalie Stovall, a member of the country trio Runaway June and host of Circle’s Southern Weekend. Opry announcer Bill Cody will be heard on 650 AM WSM and SiriusXM. Prior to the Opry Livestream at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT, Circle Sessions: Josh Turner will air at 7:30 ET/ 6:30 p.m. on Circle All Access’ Facebook, Twitter and YouTube social channels.
This Saturday, August 1, award-winning songwriter and multi-Grammy winner Rodney Crowell, Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill and Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Emmylou Harris will step onto the Grand Ole Opry stage at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT.