Grand Ole Opry

(ended 2011)
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  • Week after week, Opry Live welcomes an impressive lineup of Country Music's finest performers, from the legends to bright and shining newcomers. Get a front seat view from your own living room every Saturday night at 9 pm on Great American Country! Encore performances on Sunday and Tuesday. Broadcast History: • The Nashville Network (TNN) from 1985-2001 (now Spike TV) as Grand Ole Opry• Country Music Television (CMT) from 2001-2003 as Grand Ole Opry• Great American Country (GAC) from 2003-2011 as Opry Live Broadcast at 8 pm E/P until August 2008 when it moved forward an hour to 9 pm E/P Opry Live ended as a weekly series in 2008, but GAC broadcast a number of specials through 2011. In May 2012 GAC premiered Noteworthy at the Opry, a program described as "the next chapter in the Grand Ole Opry's television presence," that ended this show's storied run. Conventions for this guide: The Grand Ole Opry/Opry Live television show is performances cherry-picked from the full show that occurs live in Nashville. One of the performers is designated host for the evening there, and you may hear them called that throughout the broadcast. For purposes of this guide, and to avoid confusion, the television presenters are named hosts and the show hosts are labeled co-hosts.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 26 : Ep 6

    Dierks Bentley, LeAnn Rimes, Eric Church and Chris Young

    Aired 10/29/11

  • S 26 : Ep 5

    Opry Goes Pink

    Aired 10/22/11

  • S 26 : Ep 4

    Randy Travis 25th Anniversary

    Aired 10/15/11

  • S 26 : Ep 3

    Opry Live

    Aired 10/11/11

  • S 26 : Ep 2

    Opry 86th Birthday

    Aired 10/8/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Katie Cook

    Host [2001 - 2003]

  • Nan Kelley

    Host [2003 -2011]

  • Jake Owen


  • Martina McBride


  • Rodney Atkins


  • Top Contributor
  • layle1

    User Score: 556


  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (7)

    • Dolly Parton: (to Porter after ending "I Will Always Love You" cheek to cheek) You can get up now, I'm done hollerin' at ya!

    • Nan Kelley: How does it feel to be a guest on the front row, and watching this show? Porter Wagoner: Well, it's a wonderful, wonderful feeling. I've never had this feeling before, and it's terrific.

    • Cole Deggs: (of playing the Opry) It's a dream come true after a lot of years of – all of us – of hard work, and it just paid off right here. If we never do another thing, we just played on the Grand Ole Opry.

    • Trisha Yearwood: (of her video for "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love") We just approved the final edit. That was really fun to do too. I want everybody to know when they see it – we all look hot and sweaty, it was not simulated. It was 100 degrees, and we had no AC in that building, so that was a real moment.

    • Kellie Pickler: (of the Ryman) It's the Mack Daddy of all stages.

    • Nan Kelley: You know, I'm crazy about the video "Goes Down Easy." Paint that scene for us of the day that it was shot, there, Donny. Donny Van Zant: It was actually– probably… In Nashville's history it was the hottest day in seventeen years. And we had three layers of clothes on!

    • Nan Kelley: 11 number one hits. Did it feel differently to get that 11th one, as opposed to the 1st one? Carrie Underwood: Um, I don't think at the time everything was beginning I realized what things meant. Um, I'd never been in the music industry before, and all of a sudden I had a number one. And I was like, "All right, I guess they all go to number one, I don't know." And, um, the more I do it, the more I realize how many people it takes, how much work it takes, all the fans calling in and requesting and all that stuff. I mean it just takes so many people to make a number one. I am certainly more appreciative now than I was in the beginning.

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    Notes (13)

    • This episode was made available to U.S. armed services around the world through the American Forces Radio and Television Service. A live feed to American troops allowed servicemen and women to see the show from the Opry stage in Nashville, Tenn., and a return feed from Iraq made the troops a part of that night's inaugural Grand Ole Opry Live broadcast on the military's worldwide network.

    • This episode was made available to U.S. armed services around the world through the American Forces Radio and Television Service.

    • Also Performing: Ashley Monroe

    • Also Featured: Pete Fisher – Grand Ole Opry General Manager

    • This episode was presented as a special encore on November 3, 2007, the first Saturday after Porter Wagoner passed away.

    • This episode premiered Opry Live's new theme, written by Brad Paisley.

    • Originally scheduled for November 3, 2007 so it would air before the CMA Awards (November 7), the episode was bumped for an encore of the Porter Wagoner 50th anniversary episode from May in memoriam of his death on October 28, 2007. Late the following week it became a preemption when the episode was renamed from "CMA Preview Show" (a clips show) to its current title.

    • This episode was originally titled, "Marty Stuart, the Charlie Daniels Band" at the official site. It was changed approximately a week before the broadcast to its current title.

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    Trivia (6)

    • it was an amazing show, one of LeAnn's best. great work LeAnn and everyone involved.

    • Performances: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives w/Buck Trent & Stuart Duncan – "Barefoot Nellie" Patty Loveless – "If Teardrops Were Pennies" Buck Trent – "Stampede" Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers Dolly Parton – "Jolene," "The Coat of Many Colors" Porter Wagoner – "Seven Cent Cotton," "I Found a Man" Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Patty Loveless – Just Someone I Used to Know" Dolly Parton and Ensemble – "I Will Always Love You"

    • Performances: Trisha Yearwood – "She's in Love With the Boy" Clint Black – "We Tell Ourselves" Cole Deggs and the Lonesome – "I Got More," "Girl Next Door" Clint Black – "The Strong One" Trisha Yearwood – "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love" Cherryholmes – "You Don't Know What Love Is," "The Nine Yards" Trisha Yearwood – "How do I Live"

    • Performances: Martina McBride – "How I Feel" Sara Evans – "Coalmine" Keith Anderson – "Sunday Morning in America," "Lost in This Moment" Sara Evans – "As If" Martina McBride – "House of a Thousand Dreams" Gene Watson – "Fourteen Carat Mind" Gene Watson and Rhonda Vincent – "Together Again" Martina McBride – "For These Times"

    • Performances: Lorrie Morgan – "I Didn't Know My Own Strength" Lonestar – "Let Me Love You" Josh Gracin – "Nothin' to Lose," "We Weren't Crazy" Lonestar – "What About Now" Lorrie Morgan – "California Quake" Raul Malo – "It Only Hurts When I Cry," "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down" Lorrie Morgan – "Something in Red"

    • Performances: Eric Church – "Guys Like Me" Van Zant – "Goes Down Easy" Nanci Griffith – "Across the Great Divide," "Listen to the Radio" Van Zant – "Help Somebody" Eric Church – "Lightning" Loretta Lynn – "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)" Loretta Lynn – Gospel Medley: "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven," "Who Says God Is Dead?," "Where No One Stands Alone" Loretta Lynn – "Coal Miner's Daughter" Loretta Lynn & Nanci Griffith – "Fist City"

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  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The Opry is called the "Church of Country Music", it is a country music institution loved by the fans and musicians alike. Every week it is possible to see some of the most popular stars play alongside the accepted greats and legends of country music.

    By NormanSFletcher, Oct 11, 2011