The Grand Ole Opry plans to host a special Easter Celebration on this Saturday's 4,919th consecutive Saturday night broadcast of the long-running show. Trace Adkins, an Opry member since 2003, is scheduled to host and perform on the show on Circle Television. Adkins will be joined by two-time Grammy winner Jason Crabb, host Bobby Jones, and Grammy-nominated T. Graham Brown.
"As people around the world prepare for an Easter weekend like none of us have ever seen before, we're thrilled that three of the most soulful voices to ever visit the Opry stage have signed on to bring community and great music to us this Saturday night," said Dan Rogers, Opry vice president and executive producer. "I know they'll deliver not only their hits, but also some praise and hope from the Opry stage to fans worldwide."
"I'm so happy that the Grand Ole Opry tradition of weekly live broadcasts is able to continue bringing the music and fun to it's loyal audience," said T. Graham. "I'm always honored to sing in the "Sacred Circle," especially during these times of uncertainty. Music heals the soul and that's what we are all trying to do in one way or another."
The Opry will be broadcast live Saturday, April 11 at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT on Circle, and on 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 Charlie Mattos will join the Opry's radio audience at the announcer podium. Embracing today's technology, the Opry will be broadcast and streamed with a very small production team. The show's artists will perform acoustically at a recommended social distance across the Opry stage.
Since the Saturday night Opry telecast will be an Easter celebration, the one-hour show will be re-broadcast on Circle Television on Easter Sunday 10 ET/ 9 CT and 6:30 PM/ 5:30 ET.
Fans around the world can also tune in to the broadcast on the Opry's flagship radio home, 650 AM-WSM and several other outlets.