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Kevin Costner and Modern West plan Opry debut

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 – Kevin Costner and Modern West will debut on the Grand Ole Opry Saturday as the Opry returns to the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville for its wintertime run. Costner will be in Nashville promoting his first country album "Untold Truths," set for a Nov. 11 release. The Academy Award winner joins a list of artists scheduled for the first weekend of the Opry's Ryman run including Josh Turner, Randy Travis and Billy Currington. Costner and Modern West's Opry appearance will air on Opry Live on GAC the following weekend, premiering Sat., Nov. 15.

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