The Grand Ole Opry will pay homage to icon Ray Charles on Oct. 8 with a special showcase.
Hosted by Darius Rucker, An Opry Salute to Ray Charles will feature performances by Travis Tritt, Chris Young, Cam, Brett Eldredge, Boyz II Men, Leela James, Lukas Nelson, Allen Stone and more.
The night’s performances will be filmed for a PBS television special to air in November 2018. The special will also feature behind-the-scenes footage, a visit to the Ray Charles Library and iconic footage courtesy of the Ray Charles Foundation.
“When you think of musical legends, you think of Ray Charles,” says Darius. “To host this great event celebrating his legacy at the Opry makes it even more special. Being asked to join the Opry six years ago was one of the greatest highlights of my career and it’s an honor any time I get to step onto that stage, especially for a night like this.”
Tickets for An Opry Salute to Ray Charles will go on sale on Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. CT.
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