Monday, August 10, 2009

Bacon Brothers To Make Opry Debut

Press Release From The Grand Ole Opry:

The Bacon Brothers to Make Opry Debut Alongside Bellamy Brothers September 1. Others Coming Soon To Opry Stage Include Charley Pride, Rodney Atkins; Josh Turner, Oak Ridge Boys, Craig Morgan, Gretchen Wilson, and more

The Bacon Brothers will make their Opry debut Tues., Sept. 1 when they appear alongside the Bellamy Brothers to perform the Bellamys' current single, "Guilty of the Crime," on which both sets of brothers appear. The appearance will mark the first public appearance for the Bacons and the Bellamys together. The song is the first single from The Bellamy Brothers newest album The Anthology, Vol 1 available digitally now and in stores Sept. 29. The appearance of the Bacon Brothers--Golden Globe-nominated Keven and Emmy-winner Michael--lengthens the list of award-winning television and film veterans who have debuted on the Opry in the past year. Others include Academy Award-winner Kevin Costner, Golden Globe nominee Jack Black, and Emmy-winner Steve Martin.

Other upcoming performers include Rodney Atkins, Ricky Skaggs(August 14); Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Josh Turner, Mel Tillis(August 15); Oak Ridge Boys; Crystal Gayle, Del McCoury Band(August 21); Craig Morgan(August 25); Cherryholmes, Marty Stuart(August 28); Gretchen Wilson(Sept. 1).


  1. I'm so excited for the Bacon Brothers. They are a fantastic band and I love their collaboration with the Bellamy Brothers. If you haven't heard them before, you can head over to their website and check out some tunes. They are generally more rock than country...but hey, good music is good music!

  2. I also like the idea of the occasional odd guest--odd, that is, for the Opry. I mean, Porter Wagoner brought us James Brown! One of the most amazing Opry appearances I ever saw was by Foster Brooks, the comic known as the "Lovable Lush." He did his routine, then sang "Make the World Go Away." He had a voice that could, with training, have been operatic. He was incredible and got a huge ovation.