Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler & Steven Curtis Chapman to Perform on Opry’s “Salute the Troops” Memorial Day Weekend Special

Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler & Steven Curtis Chapman to Perform on Opry’s “Salute the Troops” Memorial Day Weekend Special

The Grand Ole Opry will honor U.S. veterans, current military members and essential workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic with a special Salute the Troops show that features performances by Craig MorganSteven Curtis Chapman and Kellie Pickler.

The Opry’s annual pre-Memorial Day Salute the Troops performance will take place on May 23 at 7 p.m. CT. The show will be broadcast live on Circle TV, as well as streamed across Facebook and YouTube.

“The days preceding Memorial Day have for years brought with them our annual Salute The Troops show and unforgettable moments as we honor and say thank you to those who serve our country,” said Dan Rogers, Opry vice president and executive producer. “It’s more important than ever in 2020 that through words and songs we connect fans across the country to recognize the sacrifices of members of the U.S. Military. Additionally, this year’s show will offer the opportunity for fans tuned in around the world to honor the troops of essential workers on the frontline of the battles that have changed our world this year, the war on COVID-19.”

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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