The Grand Ole Opry comes to Sky Arts

Friday 13 October 2023

Country music fans will soon be able to bring the heart of Nashville straight to their living rooms with a new series of concerts from the Grand Ole Opry coming to Sky Arts from the end of October.

Known as the show that made country music famous, each Grand Ole Opry performance features eight or more artists, from country superstars to up-and-comers, in front of a live audience.  “Opry Live” showcases these performances in a one-hour broadcast featuring exclusive highlights from the Grand Ole Opry stage.

Sky Arts will air four “Opry Live” shows this month, with more to come in 2024. The series will kick off on 21st October with a weekend of shows featuring multi-platinum award-winning artist, Luke Combs, currently on tour in the UK. Viewers in the UK and Ireland can experience the legendary atmosphere of Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee for the first time as Luke takes to the stage to perform hits including “Hurricane”, “Beautiful Crazy” and “Forever After All” joined by fellow Opry members including Craig Morgan, Lauren Alaina, Zach Williams and Old Crow Medicine Show.

Luke Combs said: “Becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry is one of the biggest highlights of my career. It’s an honor to represent my Opry family on Sky Arts and give people a taste for what country music and the Opry is all about."

Phil Edgar-Jones, Director, Sky Arts, said: “At Sky Arts we always strive to bring our viewers the very best in their favourite Arts and Musical genres and there’s no doubt for us that The Grand Ole Opry is best in class for country music. We are thrilled to be kicking off our collaboration with this series of concerts from the peerless Luke Combs – so dust of your dancing boots and join us for a grand ole country party.”

The four upcoming concerts will air on Sky Arts as follows:

  • 21st October, 8pm: Luke Combs, Old Crow Medicine Show and Asleep At The Wheel (1x60)
  • 21st October, 9pm: Luke Combs, Chris Janson and Zach Williams (1x60)
  • 22nd October, 8pm: Chris Young, Lauren Alaina and Luke Combs (1x60)
  • 22nd October, 9pm: Luke Combs and Craig Morgan (1x60)

Colin Reed, Executive Chairman, Ryman Hospitality, said: “Our goal with “Opry Live” is to showcase the best of country music’s past, present and future so everyone can experience what goes on at the Grand Ole Opry. As country music continues to gain mainstream popularity in the UK and Ireland, thanks in part to global superstars like Luke Combs, we are pleased to partner with Sky Arts on this special presentation that shares the magic of the Opry through some of his most memorable appearances."

Screeners are now available on Sky Media Village.

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