Grand Ole Opry coming to Wright-Patt April 24

The Grand Ole Opry is performing April 24 at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base theater in the Kittyhawk Area.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the show starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to all active-duty, Reserve, Guard, retired military members and Department of Defense civilian employees and their families.

Among those appearing will be country music artists Craig Morgan and Mark Wills, bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent, comedian Henry Cho, plus Opry announcer and radio personality, Bill Cody.

Craig Morgan is known for his multi-week No. 1 songs, “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” “International Harvester,” “Bonfire,” “This Ole Boy,” “Wake Up Lovin’ You” and “I’ll Be Home Soon,” according to Billboard.

Mark Wills reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs charts with his “19 Somethin’” and best-selling “Wish You Were Here” album, according to “Wide Open Country.” His most popular songs were ballads about love and heartbreak. His other notable hits were “Jacob’s Ladder” and “Don’t Laugh at Me.”

Rhonda Vincent started singing with Grand Ole Opry’s Jim Ed Brown, eventually leading to her own record deal, according to “AllMusic.” She is known for her songs, “All American Bluegrass Girl,” “Taken,” “Only Me” and her concert album/video, “All the Rage.”

Henry Cho is one of the only Asian acts to appear regularly on the Grand Ole Opry and can be heard nationwide on XM Radio’s Channel 151, Laugh USA and Pandora Radio’s PG Comedy Radio Channel, according to “Henry Cho Comedy.”

The Grand Ole Opry showcases country legends and contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. Early Opry performers, such as Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Ernest Tubb and Bill Monroe, became musical foundations for the Opry during its years in residence at the historic Ryman Auditorium, according to “Opry.” Each performance is comprised of official Opry members and guest artists.

Tickets are free and available for pickup at the 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office located in Area A, Bldg. 10, Room 252. A limit of four tickets per person/family. No audio or video recording permitted.

For more information, contact Public Affairs at 937-522-3252.

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