Get ready for a great show at the Grand Ole Opry!
Oklahoma natives Reba McEntire and Vince Gill are set to play the Opry's 4,933rd consecutive Saturday night broadcast, according to McEntire's official website.
The show will be streamed on multiple platforms due to the coronavirus.
Born and raised in McAlester, Okla., McEntire started her singing career in her high school band, at rodeos and with her siblings on local radio shows.
In 1984, McEntire received her first major award, Country Music Association Awards' Female Vocalist of the Year, for her album, My Kind of Country. From there, McEntire became an internationally known artist.
Gill, born and raised in Norman, Okla., began performing bluegrass in his high school band. Gill received recognition as a front man to the band Pure Prairie League in the 70s and as a solo artist starting in 1983.
Gill and McEntire met in 1988 when Gill sang background vocals for McEntire's self-titled album in Nashville. They later recorded duets together for each others albums. McEntire was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1987 and Gill in 1991.
The Grand Ole Opry has always been very special to me and my family. It’s part of my history, my heritage and my future, and I’m so excited to get to share the stage with Vince again. Just like Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Brother Oswald, Porter Wagoner and Loretta Lynn, Vince is an Opry legend. I’m proud to be an Opry member and I’ll always be proud to stand on the stage with Vince. Things may be a little different right now, but one thing stays the same – the Opry continues to bring great Country music into the homes of the American people.
Opry shows with a live audience are paused due to the coronavirus pandemic, they are still reaching millions of fans from over 100 countries worldwide. Their performance will broadcast live on Circle and Gray TV stations, Dish Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates. There will also be a livestream on Circle All Access and YouTube channel.
McEntire and Gill will be playing the Opry on Saturday, July 18.
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