Photo courtesy of 90 East Photography and Think Country
This Saturday, April 18, 2020, Ricky Skaggs will return to the Grand Ole Opry stage. Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, the Grand Ole Opry has remained on the air without a live audience. Helping to keep the circle unbroken, this Saturday’s broadcast will include bluegrass/gospel greats Dailey & Vincent, Andy Leftwich, Jeff Taylor and Seth Taylor. “Sure is gonna be great to be hosting the Grand Ole Opry this Saturday night,” says Skaggs. “I’ve really missed doing the show. It will certainly make me feel like things are somewhat getting back to normal. Hope you all enjoy my great co-hosts Dailey & Vincent. It’s gonna be a really fun show.”
The Opry will be broadcast live this Saturday at 8 PM/7PM CT on Circle All Access, Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates in addition to a companion live stream on Circle All Access Facebook and YouTube Channels. TV and radio personality Bobby Bones will host the Circle telecast, while Opry announcer Mike Terry will join the Opry’s radio audience at the announcer podium. Safe social distancing will be practiced with a very small production team and artists performing acoustically.
Fans may also tune in on the Opry flagship station WSM Radio 650-AM-WSM for the live broadcast (wsmonline.com) Opry fans are invited to contribute to the Opry’s #UNBROKEN charitable campaign which raises money for the MusicCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. The fund benefits artists and musicians struggling through the pandemic – some of the very people who write, make and create the music that has kept the music alive on the Opry stage for almost 95 years. Fans can donate via text UNBROKEN to 41444.
Link to a previous review of a Ricky Skaggs show at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville https://thinkcountrymusic.com/whats-new/ricky-skaggs-kentucky-thunder-at-the-ryman/
*Featured image courtesy of 90 East Photography and Think Country