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The Grand Ole Opry will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Bluesgrass music with a performance by Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs and Sister Sadie. The show will take place on Dec. 5 at 8 p.m. ET.
According to a press release: “After years in its development, bluegrass as we know it today was born on the Opry stage at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on December 8, 1945. It was on that night that Earl Scruggs made his Opry debut with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys that included Lester Flatt, and just three months later the historic line-up that would serve as the prototype for the bluegrass sound was complete: Monroe on mandolin, Scruggs on banjo, Flatt on guitar, Chubby Wise on fiddle, and Howard Watts on bass.”
The show will run for two hours. According to a press release: “The Opry can also be heard on WSM Radio, wsmonline.com, opry.com and SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse… [the] two-hour Saturday night show will include a one-hour broadcast on Circle and Gray TV stations and will also be seen on DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV, and other TV affiliates.”
McCoury and Skaggs are both Opry members, as well as members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. (Skaggs also has membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame.) Sister Sadie was recently named the 2020 International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year.
Tickets on sale now at opry.com.