Opry's country classics show returning

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Grand Ole Opry will bring back its country classics show for a second year.

The performances will be each Thursday beginning March 25 for 13 weeks. They are in addition to regular Opry shows each weekend.

The first classics show of the season will be a salute to the Statler Brothers, with Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and others performing hits made famous by the Statlers.

Performances in later shows are scheduled by Ray Stevens, Mel Tillis, recent Grammy-winner Steve Wariner and the Oak Ridge Boys.

The shows will be at the Ryman Auditorium, where many of the songs performed on the show were first heard by national audiences.

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