NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2011) – CMA Entertainer of the Year and Grand Ole Opry member Brad Paisley invites listeners to join him as he celebrates the release of his new album This Is Country Music, and the unofficial kick-off to summer during the America’s Opry Weekend Memorial Day Special. Paisley will join regular host Mike Terry to play some of his favorite songs from the new album, some all-time top tunes of summer, great live cuts from the Opry stage, and songs saluting the true spirit of Memorial Day.
Among the artists and songs listeners will hear are “Old Alabama,” Paisley featuring Alabama; “Am I The Only One,” Dierks Bentley; “Summertime Blues,” Alan Jackson; “American Honey,” Lady Antebellum and “Arlington,” Trace Adkins.
America’s Opry Weekend is hosted each week by Mike Terry and presents top artists’ performances from the Opry stage, studio hits, and interviews and behind the scenes reports from backstage at the Opry. The show is serviced by Westwood One and airs on country radio stations across the country and on the Armed Forces Radio Network.
About the Grand Ole Opry
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. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels. For more information, visit opry.com or www.gaylordentertainment.com
About Westwood One
Westwood One (NASDAQ: WWON) is one of the nation’s largest providers of network radio programming in the U.S, providing more than 5,000 radio stations with over 150 news, sports, music, talk and entertainment programs, features, live events and digital content.