Almost 100 years of country music history is coming to network TV this weekend, when Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton co-host the Grand Ole’ Opry: 95 Years of Country Music special. Here’s what to expect, and how to tune in.
Featuring performances from across the decades and showcasing the special status the Grand Ole Opry holds in country history, the two-hour program will kick off Sunday night (February 14) on NBC. Fittingly, that’s Valentine’s Day, and the show promises to be filled with country-music love.
Rarely seen archival footage will be joined by modern-day performances, while Paisley and Shelton explain why stars and fans alike are still enthralled by the long-running radio show. (Hint: it’s the music).
Performers include current stars like Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Lady A, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood and more, as well as iconic favorites like Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and others. And then there’s the throwback performances, with classic Opry moments from legends like Johnny Cash caught on tape. Plus, unforgettable memories from the recent past — like Kane Brown’s official Opry debut, and Lady A getting invited to become the newest members of the Opry by Darius Rucker. That last one just happened last month.
Check out this clip of Dierks Bentley and his band ripping through “Burning Man” for an idea of what the show will be like, packed with incredible performances from almost every corner of the country spectrum.
If you’ve ever wondered what all the fuss is about the Grand Ole Opry, this will definitely answer all your questions. Just tune in to NBC on Sunday, February 14 at 9/8c.