The Grand Ole Opry tallied its 4,924th consecutive Saturday night broadcast on May 16 with a showcase featuring Opry members Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini, as well as Morgan Evans. The one-hour show aired live on 650 AM WSM and was broadcast live on Circle Television, as well as streamed on Circle’s Facebook and YouTube.
“I want to thank the Opry family here for the keeping the lights on, keeping the circle moving,” said Keith. “It means the world to us and to everybody out there watching and listening tonight.”
“I was really interested to see what it was going to feel like to be in here without these pews full,” said Kelsea. “It’s still magic, still sounds good, feels rich and feels special. That just shows how special this place is.”
Keith performed “Coming Home,” “God Whispered Your Name,” “Long Hot Summer,” “Somebody Like You,” “Wasted Time” and “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Kelsea treated viewers to “A Country Song,” “Hole in the Bottle” and “Homecoming Queen,” while Morgan performed “Kiss Somebody” and “Try a Little Kindness.” For the past 10 weeks during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Grand Ole Opry has aired without an audience present. The Opry has aired every Saturday for more than 90 years.
Watch the Opry’s one-hour show with Keith, Kelsea and Morgan below.
photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com