The premiere of the all-new Opry, hosted by tv and radio personality Bobby Bones, will highlight some of country music's hottest stars and new faces when it debuts Wednesday, February 26 on Circle. The first episode of Opry will feature performances from superstars and Grand Ole Opry members, including Luke Combs, Darius Rucker and Old Crow Medicine Show as well as rising stars Jimmie Allen and Lainey Wilson. Opry, produced by The Grand Ole Opry and Circle Media, debuts Wednesday, February 26 at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT/6 PM PT and will re-air each Wednesday night at Midnight ET/11 PM CT/9 PM PT. FOR MEDIA USE: Click HERE to see Bobby Bones talk about hosting the Opry on Circle. Circle continues to grow with the addition of Houston, Minneapolis, Denver, Indianapolis, San Antonio, Columbus, Austin, Greensboro and Little Rock this week. Circle is broadcast via an over-the-air digital multicast network and through cable television providers, Gray Television Stations and on other partners including New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Viewers can visit www.CirclePlus.com for showtimes and to find out how to get the channel. The Circle fan experience continues online at www.CirclePlus.com and @CircleAllAccess on all social media platforms. Circle is a partnership between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), and Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE: GTN).About Bobby Bones Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones "has carved out a place for himself in nearly every corner of the entertainment world." (American Profile). He's the host of iHeartMedia's nationally syndicated radio shows, The Bobby Bones Show, which broadcasts to over 150 stations and is the #1 Country morning show with millions of weekly listeners, and Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones, heard nationwide on more than 200 stations. Both programs are available on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia's free, all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service. The Bobby Bones Show recently garnered its second Country Music Association Award for National Broadcast Personality of the Year and fourth ACM Award for National On-Air Personality of the Year and earned Bones the title of youngest ever inductee into the prestigious National Radio Hall of Fame. The "media multitasker" (Billboard) who also serves Vice President and Creative Director of iHeartCountry, the largest Country broadcast radio group in America, also launched his own podcast, BobbyCast, on the iHeartPodcast Network. The show features candid long-form interviews with top artists and industry figures and has been downloaded nearly 13 million times. The podcast's overwhelming success has paved the way for Bones to launch the Nashville Podcast Network, an eclectic collection of podcasts from a variety of Nashville-savvy hosts, giving listeners an inside look at the lifestyle and pop culture in Nashville. Bones won Season 27 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars and is the official in-house mentor on ABC's American Idol. Additionally, Bones' chart-topping musical comedy band Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots recently wrapped It's Just The Two Of Us...(Sorry) tour following their most recent EP, LIVE IN BOSTON. Bones is also a two-time New York Times #1 bestselling author, touring stand-up comedian, and philanthropist – a true "jack of all trades" (ESPN). About Circle Media, LLC Circle Media, LLC is a media network dedicated to celebrating the country lifestyle and putting fans inside the circle of everything country. Circle offers entertainment news, documentaries, movies, archival, new and licensed programming, Grand Ole Opry performances, and more. Based in Nashville, Circle includes a linear network as well as a companion over-the-top (OTT) premium entertainment service which is expected to launch in spring 2020. Circle is a joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and Gray TV. For more details and to find out if Circle is available in your market, please visit www.CirclePlus.com. For more information about Circle, please contact: info@CirclePlus.com. About The Grand Ole Opry The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows February 4 through December, plus seasonal Wednesday shows and Thursday Opry Country Classics performances. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.
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