Jon Pardi, Pam Tillis, Runaway June on Grand Ole Opry

Another quality lineup will grace the Grand Ole Opry stage Saturday night, August 22nd as mainstream traditionalist Jon Pardi, upstart singing trio Runaway June, and Grand Ole Opry member Pam Tillis will help keep the circle unbroken by performing and streaming live from the Opry House in Nashville with no audience and limited crew.

The timing couldn’t be better for Jon Pardi to take the Opry stage after recently dropping a live record full of country classics called the Rancho Fiesta Sessions. With the tradition of always pulling out older songs on the Opry, expect a few of them to show up from Pardi, along with some of his newer songs that go right along with the traditional country style like “Heartache Medication” and “It Ain’t Always The Cowboy.”

Speaking of new records, too many have overlooked the first Pam Tillis solo record in 12 years called Looking for a Feeling released back in April. The daughter of Mel drew up backstage at the Opry, and grew as a musician on the front of the stage of the Opry. It’s like a second home for the 2nd generation star. Pam also recently appeared on the new Ray Wylie Hubbard album Co-Starring, and gave Hubbard his first Opry berth last summer.

Runaway June rounds out the lineup, recently appearing themselves on Josh Turner’s new record Country State of Mind singing the old Patty Loveless and George Jones classic “You Don’t Seem To Miss Me.” But they’re best known for the song “Buy My Own Drinks.” The appearance will also be one their first publicly with a revamped lineup that now includes singer and songwriter Natalie Stovall.

Saturday night’s show will mark the 4,938th consecutive Saturday show in Opry history—a tradition which has endured through the COVID-19 shutdown. September 5th will see the reunification of the long-time CMA hosts and Opry members Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

Fans can watch Saturday night’s Opry presentation live via the embedded player below, on the new Circle Network via local affiliates of the expanding channel (check availability), on the Circle Network’s Facebook Page, or on The Circle Network’s YouTube page, or listen via WSM. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Central.

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