Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill will host the America’s Opry Weekend Thanksgiving Special slated to air on radio Wednesday-Sunday.
The radio program will celebrate Thanksgiving and the beginning of a music-filled holiday season, with the Norman-born, Oklahoma City-bred singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist playing some of the year’s biggest hits about life, home, and thanks.
The America’s Opry Weekend Thanksgiving Special will also contain cuts from Gill’s new release, “Guitar Slinger,” and several of his all-time holiday favorites, including some he’ll be singing with his wife Amy Grant on the couple’s 2011 “Twelve Days of Christmas” tour.
Among the artists and songs included in the Thanksgiving special are Gill’s “Blue Christmas,” Ada native Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You,” Checotah native Carrie Underwood’s “Temporary Home,” Dierks Bentley’s “Home,” Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” Trade Adkins’ “Million Dollar View” and Brad Paisley’s “Winter Wonderland.”
In celebration of the radio special, opry.com has added a “Guitar Slinger” section to the site featuring an exclusive interview with Gill about the new album and a Guitar Town Sweepstakes offering guitars autographed by the award-winner and a three-day Nashville getaway.
America’s Opry Weekend presents top artists’ performances from the Opry stage each week. The show is serviced by Dial Global and airs on country radio stations across the country and on the Armed Forces Radio Network.
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating 85 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and opry.com. The syndicated weekly program, America’s Opry Weekend, airs on country radio stations across America and on the Armed Forces Radio Network.
Gill, who also is a member of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, recently taped with British singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Sting an episode of “CMT Crossroads” that will debut at 7 p.m. Thursday on Country Music Television.
Check out Gill and Sting’s recent AP interview by clicking here.