Grand Ole Opry Movie Earns Nationwide Release
Country music fans who were disappointed that American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry wasn't playing near them will be happy to hear that the film will be released nationwide in February.
The movie -- which gives fans a backstage pass to the iconic show and features performances from and interviews with Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, the Band Perry and Brett Eldredge -- will be showing in more than 200 theaters beginning on Feb. 12.
“It’s like a mega behind-the-scenes version of the Opry,” the Band Perry’s Reid Perry says.
Adds Rucker, "I'm so proud to be a part of it … I go there when I don’t play, just to talk to people and hang out. I’ve seen Vince [Gill] there, not playing, just hanging out, Marty Stuart, Little Jimmy [Dickens], Jim Ed Brown, God rest his soul. I love being a member.”
Some of the performances featured during the made-for-cinema concert film include Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here” and “Gonna;” Paisley’s “American Saturday Night” and “Country Nation;” Rucker's “Wagon Wheel” and “So I Sang;” Eldredge's “Don’t Ya;” and TBP’s “If I Die Young.”
"The main goal of my career was to be an Opry member," says Paisley. "Once you get that, it becomes so much more than that. It becomes family and friendships and part of your life, really. These people out here, from [Opry general manager] Pete [Fisher] to artists like Bill Anderson and Jeannie Seely and the people I associate with these backstage experiences, there’s so many great memories now.”
More information about American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry, including advance tickets, theaters and show times, is available at OpryMovie.com.