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Opry concert movie goes nationwide

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 – The first-ever Grand Ole Opry feature-length concert movie, "American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry," will play at more than 200 movie theatres natiionwide next month.

Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Darius Rucker as well as The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge appear in the concert film, which was shot on Aug. 31, 2015. George Flanigen IV directed the film.

"American Saturday Night" will expand to additional Carmike Cinemas and other North American theaters from Dec. 4 to 10.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Carlile warms hearts with empathetic thoughts – Brandi Carlile, dressed festively with a Santa hat, began her mid-week concert set with Joni Mitchell's "River" and closed with the carol "O Holy Night." In between, she sang about an equal measure of old and new songs. And on this first night of a short acoustic tour, Carlile was both in fine spirits and voice.... »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»