Larry Gatlin is returning to host another season of Opry Country Classics at Nashville‘s historic Ryman Auditorium. The annual spring edition of the popular music series is held on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm and runs March 1–May 31. Opry Country Classics Tickets Available Here!
“Being the host of the Opry Country Classics is one of the greatest honors of my life,” says Gatlin. “For the ‘big boys and big girls’ at the Opry to trust me with the classics and our Mother Church, the Ryman Auditorium, is something for which I am very grateful. I just hope I don’t mess it up. I can’t wait for tomorrow night and the spring season of OCC!”
In addition to hosting, Gatlin, along with his brothers Steve and Rudy (collectively known as Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers), will perform live during each show.
The March 1 Opry Country Classics kick off show is set to feature a spotlight on “The Songs of Johnny and June” on what would have been the 50th wedding anniversary of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.
Each subsequent Opry Country Classics performance will feature a number of special guests, including a Spotlight Artist sharing several greatest hits and country classics. Spotlight Artists already scheduled for the spring include Craig Morgan (March 8); Tracy Lawrence (March 15); Chris Young (March 22); Oak Ridge Boys (April 12); Brenda Lee (April 19); Tanya Tucker (May 3); Marty Stuart (May 10); Charlie Daniels Band (May 24).
A special Saturday afternoon edition of Opry Country Classics is scheduled for CMA Music Fest Week on June 9 at 3:00 pm.