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Grand Ole Opry To Celebrate 80th Anniversary Of “I’ll Fly Away” Saturday, October 27

Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Matraca Berg, Charlie Daniels Band & More Set For Saturday Night Shows

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2012) The Grand Ole Opry® will celebrate the 80th anniversary of “I’ll Fly Away,” one of the world’s most beloved Gospel songs, with a special performance led by Vince Gill during this Saturday’s 7:00 p.m. Grand Ole Opry show.  “I’ll Fly Away” was written by Albert Brumley, writer of more than 600 published gospel songs including “Turn Your Radio On,” “I’ll Meet You In The Morning,” and “This World Is Not My Home.”  Information on the “I’ll Fly Away” Foundation created by the Brumley family can be found at www.illflyawayfoundation.org

Gill, Nashville’s top male Grammy® winner, will be joined at the Opry Saturday by Alison Krauss, the top female Grammy® winner ever, as well as other award-winners including Matraca Berg and the Charlie Daniels Band. Show times are 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The Grand Ole  Opry® is presented by Humana® Opry performances are held every weekend of the year and on Tuesdays through Dec. 11.  To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com.

About the Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. 
Celebrating 87 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. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.

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