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Brad Paisley Becomes 72nd Member of the Opry Saturday Tonight
Brad Paisley will join the Grand Ole Opry tonight (Feb. 17) at the Ryman Auditorium. Grand Ole Opry Live will broadcast the festivities at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Steve Wariner will host the segment. Paisley also will receive the Opry Member Award, a new, 14-inch replica of the Opry's vintage mic stand created by artist Bill Raines. Other Opry members will receive the trophy during the coming year, another feature of the radio show's ongoing observance of its 75th anniversary. As part of his brief set, Paisley will perform "Two People Fell in Love," a cut from his upcoming second album. Trisha Yearwood, BR5-49, Mel McDaniel and Elizabeth Cook also are slated to perform. The Opry ends its two-month run at the Ryman next weekend. Check back with country.com Sunday (Feb. 18) for full coverage of Paisley's induction.
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