Barbara Mandrell celebrates her 50th Opry anniversary on SiriusXM
Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell returns to the stage where she made her final performance in 1997, when the Grand Ole Opry celebrates her 50th anniversary with two star-studded shows on Saturday, July 30th.
The iconic entertainer’s golden Opry anniversary will air at Willie’s Roadhouse (Ch. 59) beginning at 9pm ET. Guest artists honoring Mandrell will include fellow Opry members Carrie Underwood and Mandy Barnett, along with Suzy Bogguss, Linda Davis, Cece Winans, and more.
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In anticipation of the Opry appearance, Mandrell hosted a two-hour Opry House Guest DJ special on Wednesday, July 27 at Willie’s Roadhouse, telling stories about songs and artists that have personal significance and impacted her career.
She will also appear as a guest on an upcoming episode of the T.G. Sheppard Show on Prime Country (Ch. 58), premiering on Friday, August 5th.
Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)
Barbara Mandrell Guest DJ
Friday, July 29th at 6pm
Saturday, July 30th at 9am
Sunday, July 31st at 7pm
Barbara’s Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, July 30th at 9pm
Sunday, July 31st at 9pm
T.G. Sheppard Show
Friday, August 5th at 3pm
Saturday, August 6th at 12am
Wednesday, August 10th at 12pm
Inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on July 29, 1972, Mandrell has numerous chart hits and won multiple CMA and ACM Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year awards, and hosted a network TV variety show with her sisters Louise and Irlene. She was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998, the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2009, became the first woman to become a member of the Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2009, and joined the Musician’s Hall of Fame in 2014.