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CHARLEY PRIDE, GARTH BROOKS ON TNN'S 'GRAND OLE OPRY LIVE'

 NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Country music legend Charley Pride and superstar Garth Brooks will be among the stars to perform on "Grand Ole Opry Live," TNN: The Nashville Network's live Saturday primetime music series in May.
 Pride makes his way to the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, Saturday, May 1, at 8:30 p.m. (repeats at 11:30 p.m.; all times Eastern) to become the 70th member of the world's longest running radio show. Prior to his performance on "Grand Ole Opry Live," Pride will visit backstage on "Opry Backstage," a half-hour interview series, at 8 p.m. (repeats at 11 p.m.).
 In the course of his 25-year career, Charley Pride has scored more than 36 number one records. Today, millions of country music fans enjoy his classics including "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" (a million-selling crossover single in 1971), "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone?" and "Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town."
 The following week, Saturday, May 8, fans of Garth Brooks will have the opportunity to see the award-winning superstar perform on "Grand Ole Opry Live." Brooks is currently off-the-road working on a new album to be released in October and plans to resume touring in July. In addition, Brooks will be interviewed on "Opry Backstage" at 8 p.m. (repeats at 11 p.m.) prior to performance on "Grand Ole Opry Live."
 Brooks was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1990. Currently the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association's "Entertainer of the Year," Brooks has sold over 30 million albums. His 1992 Garth Brooks Tour made music history by selling out venues such as the L.A. Forum in less than 14 minutes.
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 /CONTACT: Nancy Neil, 615-871-6996, or Cheryl Daly, 212-916-1041, both for TNN: The Nashville Network/


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