Craig Morgan’s “God, Family, Country” Special on WSM

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Craig Morgan’s “God, Family Country” Album Release Special Airing this Saturday on WSM

Posted May 20, 2020

It’s Salute The Troops Week on WSM, and we can’t think of a better way to round out the week of patriotic programming than with an album release special for Craig Morgan’s new album God, Family, Country. We’ll go track-by-track with Craig through the new music. Tune in this Saturday at 6pm/c on WSM to hear the special leading up to the Grand Ole Opry LIVE with Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, and Steven Curtis Chapman! If you miss it, we’ll be replaying the special on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 at 5pm/c.

Salute the Troops Week is brought to you by our friends at Belle Meade Bourbon.

 

Salute The Troops Week Schedule

  • Opry Country Classics Replay: Spotlight Artist Dailey & Vincent – Thursday, May 21 at 7pm/c
  • Craig Morgan on Coffee, Country & Cody – Friday, May 22 at 9:10am/c
  • Opry Replay featuring Salute The Troops 2018 – Friday, May 22 at 7pm/c
  • Craig Morgan Album Release Special – Saturday, May 23 at 6pm/c
  • Grand Ole Opry LIVE – Saturday, May 23 at 7pm/c
  • Craig Morgan Album Release Special – Monday, May 25 at 5pm/c

Tune in to Salute The Troops Week on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app!

Check out our Salute the Troops Spotify Playlist!

Listen to some of our favorite patriotic tunes on Spotify

Salute The Troops Week on WSM Radio

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Join us as we honor the United States Military on WSM Radio

Posted May 18, 2020

It’s Salute The Troops Week on WSM! Tune in this week on WSM as we honor the men and women of the United States Military with patriotic music and programming leading up to the Grand Ole Opry LIVE this Saturday with Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, and Steven Curtis Chapman! Salute the Troops Week is brought to you by our friends at Belle Meade Bourbon.

Salute The Troops Week Schedule

  • Trace Adkins on Coffee, Country & Cody – Tuesday, May 19 at 9:30am/c
  • Opry Replay featuring Craig Morgan – Tuesday, May 19 at 7pm/c
  • Intimate Evenings with Eddie Stubbs featuring Kellie Pickler – Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm/c
  • Opry Country Classics Replay: Spotlight Artist Dailey & Vincent – Thursday, May 21 at 7pm/c
  • Craig Morgan on Coffee, Country & Cody – Friday, May 22 at 9:10am/c
  • Opry Replay featuring Salute The Troops 2018 – Friday, May 22 at 7pm/c
  • Craig Morgan Album Release Special – Saturday, May 23 at 6pm/c
  • Grand Ole Opry LIVE – Saturday, May 23 at 7pm/c

Tune in to Salute The Troops Week on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app!

What’s your favorite Patriotic country song?

Request it below and you just might hear it this week during Salute The Troops Week on WSM!

Nominate your hero!

Each week on the Opry, we are recognizing Heroes of all kinds with the help of our friends at Humana and Durango. If you have a hero in your life, please nominate them below for a chance to get a special shout during the show.

Check out our Salute the Troops Spotify Playlist!

Listen to some of our favorite patriotic tunes on Spotify

Opry Salute The Troops Memorial Day Weekend Announcement

Grand Ole Opry Salute The Troops Memorial Day Weekend Special to Honor United States Military and Essential Workers on the Frontline of the COVID-19 Battle May 23

Craig Morgan, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kellie Pickler to Perform

Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans to Perform on Grand Ole Opry This Saturday, May 16

Posted May 14, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (May 14, 2020) The show that made country music famous is scheduled to salute the United States Military with its annual pre-Memorial Day Salute the Troops Opry performance Saturday, May 23. Among the artists scheduled to perform are Craig MorganSteven Curtis Chapman, and Kellie Pickler. This year the Opry will also honor essential workers who are on the frontline against the war on COVID-19.

Morgan, Chapman and Pickler will step on the stage Saturday, May 23 at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT. The show will be broadcast live on Circle and 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. The livestream will be in partnership with Verizon’s Pay It Forward Live initiative. TV and radio personality Bobby Bones will host the Circle telecast, while Opry announcer Mike Terry will be heard on 650 AM WSM and SiriusXM.

Those tuning into the Livestream on the Circle All Access YouTube and Facebook channels next week can watch a special Memorial Day Weekend episode of Circle Sessions with Craig Morgan at 7:30 PM ET/ 6:30 PM CT immediately prior to the Opry. Morgan, an Opry member, TV host and Army Veteran pays tribute to his past and his future with his new album, God, Family, Country, releasing May 22 on Broken Bow Records. After the Opry livestream, a special edition of Circle Sessions: At Home with various stars will premiere.

“The days preceding Memorial Day have for years brought with them our annual ‘Salute The Troops’ show and unforgettable moments as we honor and say thank you to those who serve our country,” said Dan Rogers, Opry vice president and executive producer. “It’s more important than ever in 2020 that through words and songs we connect fans across the country to recognize the sacrifices of members of the U.S. Military. Additionally, this year’s show will offer the opportunity for fans tuned in around the world to honor the troops of essential workers on the frontline of the battles that’ve changed our world this year, the war on COVID-19.”

Opry members Keith UrbanKelsea Ballerini and rising singer/songwriter Morgan Evans are scheduled to perform on the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,924th consecutive Saturday night broadcast this weekend May 16. The Opry livestream will be in partnership with Verizon’s Pay It Forward Live. Those tuning into the livestream on the Circle All Access YouTube and Facebook channels this week can watch Circle Sessions with Lee Brice at 7:30 PM ET/6:30 PM CT immediately prior to the Opry. After the Opry on the livestream, a special edition of Circle Sessions: At Home with various stars will premiere.

For the past nine weeks, during this current global pandemic, the Grand Ole Opry has worked closely with Nashville’s Director of Health to bring the show live to millions around the world while following strict safety protocols under the guidance of local health professionals. The Opry, with the help of its membership and wider artist and industry community, has continued to bring millions of fans around the world together to keep the music playing without an Opry House audience in attendance.  Embracing today’s technology, the Opry will be broadcast and streamed with a very small production team. The show’s artists will perform acoustically.

Each week millions of fans in dozens of countries around the world have tuned in live over the past seven weeks to video stream or listen to legendary Opry members Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely and Connie Smith as well as Mandy Barnett, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Sam Williams took to the stage on March 14 as the Opry show went on the air without a live ticketed audience. On March 21, Opry members Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Marty Stuart performed acoustically from the Opry House stage. On March 28, Gill returned to the stage to perform acoustically with members of his family: wife Amy Grant and daughters Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill. The April 4 show featured Opry member Terri Clark plus Lauren Alaina and Ashley McBryde for the show’s 4,918th Saturday night Opry broadcast. On April 11, the Opry hosted an Easter celebration featuring Opry member Trace Adkins with Jason Crabb and T. Graham Brown. On April 18, bluegrass greats and Opry members Ricky Skaggs and Dailey & Vincent performed on the Opry’s 4,920th consecutive Saturday night. The Opry welcomed members Luke Combs and Craig Morgan to the stage April 25. The 4,922nd Saturday night broadcast on May 2 featured Opry members Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, and last weekend Opry members Trace Adkins, Dustin Lynch and Blake Shelton performed, and music superstar Gwen Stefani made her Opry debut via a remote broadcast from Oklahoma.

About the Grand Ole Opry

To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  The Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.

About Circle Media, LLC

Circle Media, LLC is a media network dedicated to celebrating the country lifestyle and putting fans inside the circle of everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray TV.

For more details and to find out if Circle is available in your market, please visit www.CirclePlus.com  For more information about Circle, please contact: info@circleplus.com

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Opry Radio Block Party: Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Morgan Evans

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Join WSM for an Opry Radio Block Party featuring music from Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, & Morgan Evans!

Posted May 12, 2020

Since everyone has been enjoying the Radio Block Parties before and after the Opry the last couple of weeks, we decided to keep the party going! Join us this Saturday, May 16 at 6pm/c on WSM Radio for another Opry Radio Block Party! We’ll be cranking up the tunes from Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, and Morgan Evans before they step inside that historic Opry circle at 7pm/c. Like always stick around with us after the Opry to keep the party going until 9pm/c!

Tune in to the Opry Radio Block Party on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app!

What’s your favorite song from Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, or Morgan Evans?

Request it below and you just might hear it during the Opry Radio Block Party on Saturday, May 16!

WSM’s Ole Red Week Strikes a Chord with Ol’ Red Songwriter

Nashville’s ‘Ole Red’ week has Gulf Coast connection, WATCH songwriter perform country classic hit

Posted May 11, 2020 | by: 

PERDIDO KEY, Fla – (WKRG) A big honor for a local songwriter and performer, Mark Sherrill of Perdido Key who co-wrote the classic country song, ‘Ol’ Red’ in the late 1980’s.

Nashville’s WSM radio has declared this week “Ole Red’ week leading up to Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s performance on the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night, Stefani’s Grand Ole Opry Debut.

Shelton is the most recent singer to record the song in which the spelling of the title is changed from ‘Ol’ Red’ to ‘Ole Red’ to reflect the Grand Ole Opry.

Other singers to record ‘Ol’ Red’ are George Jones, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, and Hoyt Axton.

For it to be declared ‘Ole Red Week’ in Music City means a lot to Sherrill, “It choked me up and kind of brought tears to my eyes. It’s not an honor everybody gets.”

‘Ol Red’ is about a Georgia prisoner who used a prison tracking dog’s attraction to a blue tick hound to escape. Sherrill co-wrote the song when he lived in Nashville and owned a bait shop.

“We were fortunate enough that the good Lord put one in our hands. It’s just something that..when I play it at the Flora-Bama, people come from all over the country to hear me sing the song. I had two couples say that song saved their lives, and I wondered what kind of life did they have because it’s about two dogs getting it on you know. All I can figure is, people love a good story.”

MARK SHERRILL

Sherrill continues to perform at the Flora-Bama on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Link to article: https://www.wkrg.com/baldwin-county/nashvilles-ole-red-week-has-gulf-coast-connection-watch-songwriter-perform-country-classic-hit/ 

Ole Red Radio Block Party This Saturday

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WSM Is Throwing an Ole Red Radio Block Party!

Posted May 7, 2020

We’re itchin’ to have a little fun, and what better way to wrap up Ole Red Week on WSM than with a party?! We’re throwing an Ole Red Week Radio Block Party this Saturday, May 9 at 6pm/c. You can expect to hear your favorites from Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, and Dustin Lynch before they step inside that historic Opry circle at 7pm/c. Then stick around with us after the Opry to keep the party going until 9pm/c! Ole Red Week is brought to you by our friends at Belle Meade Bourbon.

Tune in to the Ole Red Week Radio Block Party on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app!

What’s your favorite song from Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, or Dustin Lynch?

Request it below and you just might hear it during the Radio Block Party on Saturday, May 9!

Ole Red Week on WSM Radio

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It’s Ole Red Week On WSM Radio!

Posted May 5, 2020

It’s Ole Red Week on WSM, and we’re itchin’ to have a little fun! Tune in this week on WSM to hear special Ole Red programming and Opry Replays featuring Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, and Dustin Lynch leading up to the Grand Ole Opry LIVE this Saturday! Ole Red Week is brought to you by our friends at Belle Meade Bourbon.

Ole Red Week Schedule

  • Opry Replay featuring Blake Shelton – Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm/c
  • The Swon Brothers on Coffee, Country & Cody – Wednesday, May 6 at 8:40am/c
  • Instagram Takeover with The Swon Brothers – Wednesday, May 6 at 3pm/c
  • Opry Country Classics featuring Trace Adkins – Thursday, May 7 at 7pm/c
  • Opry Replay featuring Dustin Lynch – Friday, May 8 at 7pm/c
  • Ole Red Radio Block Party – Saturday, May 9 at 6pm/c – 9pm/c
  • Grand Ole Opry LIVE – Saturday, May 9 at 7pm/c

 

Tune in to Ole Red Week on 650 AM, WSMonline.com, or the WSM app!

WSM’s Garth & Trisha Radio Block Party

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WSM’s Garth and Trisha Radio Block Party

Posted April 29, 2020
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood taking the Opry stage together is always something to celebrate… so, let’s do it right! Tune in this Saturday, May 2, starting at 5pm/c for WSM’s Garth and Trisha Radio Block Party! We’ll be playing all your favorite Garth and Trisha songs on WSM Radio before they step inside that historic Opry circle at 7pm/c. Then stick around with us after the Opry to keep the party going until 9pm/c!

What’s your favorite song from Garth Brooks or Trisha Yearwood?

Request it below and you just might hear it during the Radio Block Party on Saturday, May 2!

WSM Named as Top 10 Radio in the World

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WSM Named as Top 10 Radio in the World – WSM News

Posted April 21, 2020

WSM was named in the Guardian as one of the 10 of the best music radio stations around the world.

From the Guardian “Nashville’s WSM AM radio station is a great place for a fix of Dolly, Kenny and Merle, as well as good gospel, classic bluegrass, Americana and soothing crossover country/MOR. Founded in 1925, the station is famous as the home of the Grand Ole Opry (a weekly concert thought to be the world’s longest running radio programme) and the website has links to an Opry stream foregrounding contemporary country music as well as podcasts. For a virtual immersion in Nashville’s music heritage, go to visitmusiccity.com.”

Stay Safe at Home with WSM

Get Coffee, Country & Cozy at Home!


Check out the Coffee, Country & Cody Podcast!

Did you know your favorite morning show is also a podcast? With recent guests such as Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Rhonda Vincent & so many more, nothing gets a morning started better than an episode of “Coffee, Country and Cody.” Together, Bill Cody, Charlie Mattos and Jo Smith start each weekday off chatting with live studio guests about everything from A (award shows) to Z (zoology). New episodes twice a week!

Need some quaran-tunes? Listen to WSM’s Spotify playlists!


We’ve put together some of our favorite music in to Spotify playlist to help get you through!

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Order some takeout!


Getting tired of cooking while at home? So many great restaurants in Nashville and around the country are offering takeout and delivery options! Grab something delicious and have a fun night in! Check out what some of our sponsors are offering right now:

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Known for their Catfish, Hushpuppies, and Fried Dill Pickles, get your comfort food fix at Cock of the Walk! They’re offering to-go, curbside, and to-go orders. Simply call to place an order.

Locations: Nashville, TN 615-898-1930 | Ridgeland, MS 601-856-5500 | Pocahontas, MS 601-362-0438

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  • Monday-Thursday | 4-7pm
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Get some at home inspiration from the Ryman!


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Our friends at the Rymanhave a cure for your quarantine blues! The Ryman Guide to At-Home Inspiration is here! Don’t forget to share with us what you create! We can’t wait to see!

Watch the Opry on Circle or Listen on WSM!


Our friends at Circle are live streaming the Saturday Night Opry show each week at 7pm/c! You can also relive the magic from last week by watching the encore on their YouTube page!

Need a new podcast to binge?


Check out Building Nashville!

Building Nashville begins in current day Nashville, Tennessee. Join us as we travel from the neon glow of lower Broad, to the historic Ryman Auditorium, and then to the Opry House where the big red curtain is going up on another WSM Grand Ole Opry. Come along as we spotlight the stories of the people, places, and events that built Music City.

Attend a concert from your couch!


Check out the Opry’s list of livestreams!

Your favorite country music artists are taking their gigs to the web! The Opry has put together a calendar of what shows to tune into in the coming weeks that will keep you connected to the music and artists you love. They’re updating the page daily so check back whenever you get the itch to hear some live music!

Don’t miss out on any of WSM’s programming!


Nominate Your Hero!


Not all heroes wear capes, and Humana, presenting sponsor of the Grand Ole Opry, wants to recognize the unsung heroes in your life on the airwaves of WSM. Head over to the WSM Heroes page to tell us your hero’s story and nominate them to recieve a shout out on WSM.

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