Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Darius Rucker Announced for Grand Ole Opry’s 5000th Saturday Night Show

by Taylor Cunningham
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On October 30th, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Darius Rucker will get on stage to celebrate 5,000 Saturday nights with Grand Ole Opry’s Saturday night Nashville radio program. 

In a Twitter post on Monday, The Opry announced that the singers will be joining its star-studded lineup. Chris Young, Connie Smith, Vince Gill, Chris Janson, The Gatlin Brothers, Terri Clark, and Bill Anderson are the other legends who will lend their voice to the celebration.

“Opry members @garthbrooks, @trishayearwood, @dariusrucker, and @dustinlynch are joining us for the Opry’s 5,000th Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry Show on October 30th! This is one you won’t want to miss!”

All of the performers are inducted members of The Grand Ole Opry. And they’ve graced the famous stage multiple times throughout their careers.

Saturday Night Opry is considered “the show that made country music famous.” It is a radio broadcast that first aired in 1925 with a barn dance program from a building in downtown Nashville, TN. Throughout the years, Saturday Night Opry has only missed two broadcasts. The first was after President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in 1945. And the second followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968.

Garth Brooks Nearly Goes Full Water Works While Talking About Live Music

Garth Brooks may be one of the most iconic country musicians of all time. His name will likely go down in history with legendary artists like Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, and Conway Twitty. Brooks’s love for the stage and crowd is one of the reasons he’s so great at his craft. And he showcased that love in a recent interview with The Kelly Clarkson Show.

On the show, Brooks talked about missing live performances during the COVID pandemic. And the Grammy-winning artist was on the verge of tears while he spoke.

“Any chance that you get to sing and play, thank you God,” Brooks said. “Thank you the people that do the Zoom stuff. It’s a chance to get to see… I do know how to look in there and go, ‘I see those faces. I see those faces at every live show.’ You know? And you can see ‘em right there. You can see the depth in ‘em. You can see their heart and soul.”

Garth Brooks showed the passion he has for his career as water started welling in his eyes. He then spoke about all people he’s so grateful for. And he continued to express how desperately he wanted things to go back to normal.

“Oh my God, man, how lucky we are to get to be together this way,” he added. “But just think, it’s like pulling that arrow back. The more you keep us apart… It’s gonna be so good. And there’s gonna be 800 artists like me and you going, ‘Get the hell outta my way. ’Cause I wanna get on that stage.’”

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