Country stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will perform at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, May 2.
This will be the eighth isolated performance held at the Opry since coronavirus-related restrictions were placed in Nashville.
“I’m gonna do some of the greatest country music on the planet. I don’t even know if I’m gonna do any of mine!” Brooks joked.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood invite you to a virtual “double date” at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, May 2. The country stars will take the stage at the historic venue with no one in the audience, in compliance with Nashville’s ongoing safer-at-home order. According to KKTV News, this will be the eighth isolated performance held at the Opry since coronavirus-related restrictions were placed, as not to break the establishment’s 90-year streak of Saturday night performances.
The show, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, will be available to watch on Circle TV and will also live stream on Facebook. If you’re unsure about your access to Circle, you can check your local listings. Brooks and Yearwood also plan to go live on Facebook 30 minutes before the show at 7:30 ET to check in with fans. The night will be hosted by TV personality Bobby Bones, who will also perform, and a small production team will keep the broadcast going.
Brooks made the announcement on April 27 during his weekly episode of #InsideStudioG on Facebook. “I’m gonna do some of the greatest country music on the planet. I don’t even know if I’m gonna do any of mine!” the singer joked. “I’m sure there’s probably gonna be some [George] Jones, there’s gonna be some Randy Travis, some [George] Strait, some [Merle] Haggard … and then, you know, the Queen, she’s gonna sing some of the greatest stuff ever, and it could all be hers, too. This is gonna be a fun Saturday night. I’m honored.”
Brooks and Yearwood have both been members of the Opry since the ‘90s, and their show will mark its 4,922nd consecutive Saturday night show, which is sure to be a hit, considering their recent online performances have garnered millions of viewers. On April 1, the pair hosted a live CBS special, Garth & Trisha: Live By Request!, which was inspired by the major success of their March 23 #InsideStudioG live stream. An overwhelming number of people joined at once, causing the stream to crash. Since then, they’ve partnered with networks like CBS and now, Circle to ensure everyone can watch.
Brooks’ announcement of the Opry show said it best: “Keep the music playing with us while we keep each other safe!”
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