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Turner talks about Opry reopening on Nightly News

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 – Josh Turner will appear on tonight's NBC Nightly News to discuss the reopening of the Opry House, which was damaged during the Nashville floods in May that left the stage under four feet of water.

After undergoing months of extensive renovations, the Opry House will reopen its doors to the public tonight.

"The Opry is the ultimate home of country music," said Turner, who became one of the youngest Opry members in 2007, when he was inducted 6 years after his Opry debut. "It's a place where the people are friendly and care about our genre. I'm honored to be an official member of the Opry family. It gives me the chance to play a part in the Opry's legacy to keep country music alive and introduce it to new fans every week."

"This is an important year for the Opry," Turner said. "The Opry celebrates its 85th birthday this year, and in those 85 years, it has never missed a broadcast. Even during the floods, the Opry show went on as it staged its shows in various venues in Nashville."

"Country music is so inspiring, uplifting, and relaxing to listen to. And the Opry is the ultimate source of that kind of music and all its different forms and styles. It's a national treasure for sure."

On Monday, Turner shot the video in Nashville for his upcoming single, I Wouldn't Be a Man.

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