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Lady A Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry!

BMLG RECORDS trio LADY A are soon to become the newest members of the venerable GRAND OLE OPRY. The surprise invitation was extended YESTERDAY (1/21) by OPRY member DARIUS RUCKER while LADY A was taping their performance for the upcoming two-hour NBC-TV special, “GRAND OLE OPRY: 95 YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC” (NET NEWS 1/19). Watch the moment — which will be included in the special — happen on the OPRY stage here. “This is the best surprise we could ever ask for,” LADY A’s HILLARY SCOTT said in response to the invitation. “I’ve been coming here since I was a little girl, so to say we are honored is an understatement. We are so truly grateful to officially be a part of this amazing family.” LADY A’s membership is effective immediately. The group made their OPRY debut in 2007. OPRY members BRAD PAISLEY and BLAKE SHELTON will co-host “GRAND OLE OPRY: 95 YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC,” airing on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14th at 9p (ET/PT). 

Brad Paisley And Blake Shelton To Co-Host ‘Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years Of Country Music’ On NBC

GRAND OLE OPRY members BRAD PAISLEY and BLAKE SHELTON will co-host the “GRAND OLE OPRY: 95 YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC” special airing on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14th at 9p (ET) on NBC-TV. The two-hour show will feature Country music stars performing their hits and covering classics. Additionally, the OPRY will open its archives that span a period of nine decades and include interviews, performances and appearances by Country artists in all stages of their careers. Later that same week, PAISLEY will celebrate his 20th anniversary as a GRAND OLE OPRY member. SHELTON is marking 10 years as a member.

Eric Church to Join Jazmine Sullivan on Superbowl National Anthem

Country artist ERIC CHURCH and R&B singer JAZMINE SULLIVAN have been slated to sing the national anthem together at SUPER BOWL LV, according to THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and other sources. Additionally, R&B star H.E.R. will sing “AMERICA the Beautiful” at the event, set for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7th at RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM in TAMPA, FL. 

Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard Added to Celebrating America TV Special

Hot off the press at CountryMusicNewsBlog.com!

THE BLACK PUMAS and Country stars TIM McGRAW and TYLER HUBBARD join the PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE (PIC) list of participants and American heroes on the television special “CELEBRATING AMERICA,” for the inauguration of JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR. and KAMALA D. HARRIS. The program will be hosted by TOM HANKS and broadcast live on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20th from 8:30-10p (ET/PT) on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, and PBS. It will be streamed live at BidenInaugural.org/watch and on PIC social media channels: YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, and TWITCH, as well as the PIC’s streaming partners, including AMAZON PRIME VIDEO, MICROSOFT BING, NEWSNOW from FOX, and AT&T U-VERSE/DIRECTV.