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Brad Paisley writes new Grand Ole Opry theme song

Friday, October 26, 2007 – Brad Paisley wrote and recorded a new theme song for "Opry Live" on Great American Country television network, which will debut this weekend. The tune showcases Paisley's instrumental abilities.

Paisley named the theme "From Uncle Jimmy to Justin," referencing Uncle Jimmy Thompson, who played fiddle on the 1925 inaugural broadcast of what would become the Grand Ole Opry, and Paisley's fiddle player Justin Williamson.

"The Drama Kings and I went into the studio last week with the daunting task of coming up with music that encompasses the many generations and styles that are the Grand Ole Opry," says Paisley. "I like what we came up with and I hope the fans out there do, too. I'm very proud to be a part of this and, yes, the Drama Kings is our newly adopted band name."

The theme song makes its debut this Saturday night as the Opry welcomes its newest member, platinum-selling Josh Turner. Also appearing are Vince Gill, the Del McCoury Band and newcomer Rissi Palmer.

"Opry Live" airs on GAC at 8 p.m. eastern.

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