American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry
2015


 

In 2015 the made-for-cinema concert film, American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry, previewed in theaters across America. The movie captured on-stage Opry performances and backstage moments with Opry members Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Darius Rucker, as well as country favorites The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge.

This was the films official website, although DigiNext also promoted its other films.

The new owners of the domain have chosen to only focus on the concert film, American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry.
Content is from the site's 2015 archived pages as well as from other outside sources.

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Before taking a nostalgic trip back to this film's debut in 2016 and enjoy the music when we, as a nation, had no idea what the next four years would dissolve into under the new GOP / White House led by Donald Trump, I would like to make a slight aside.

If you go to the Grand Ole Opry website there is now a notice:
To align with Metro Nashville health and safety guidelines amid current COVID-19 concerns, the Grand Ole Opry will only broadcast and livestream the Saturday, September 12, 19 and 26 performances.  It will not be possible to have an in-house audience for these shows.  

If you purchased tickets to one of these shows, your ticket order is in the process of being cancelled and fully refunded to the credit card used to place the order. It may take up to 14 days for the refund to reflect on your credit card account.  If you purchased a post-show or VIP tour, parking, or the Circle Room VIP Party to accompany your show experience, those are also being cancelled and refunded to you
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Fortunately you can watch their live streaming shows, but as with so many things now-a-days in the midst of the pandemic there are no audiences in the background. Just the performers with an empty stage. Nevertheless, I am planning on watching via my computer. Thank goodness for smart phones and computers during these trying times. Staying mostly at home in NYC, I have ordered groceries, take out food, toilet paper, face masks, cleaning supplies, rubber gloves, and medicine. Also I have had virtual doctors' appointments and loads of Zoom calls for work. My kids are going back to school this fall....virtually. Today I just called the rug cleaning company we use, H&S Oriental Rug Cleaning and Restoration, to see if they could come and remove several area rugs for cleaning. These pros are impressive. I first used them several years ago when a bottle of red wine had been knocked over and spilled on a favorite Oriental carpet. One of our guest recommended them. I thought the carpet was a goner, but the experts at H&S removed the stain beautifully. One task out of the way. I remind my partner to add the Saturday Night Opry to the calendar so it's not missed and get back to doing some work. I sure am looking forward to the show.

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NOW, let's take that nostalgic trip back to this film's debut in 2016.
American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry

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"American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry" Trailer

 

PRESS / NEWS

GRAND OLE OPRY GOES TO THE MOVIES WITH BRAD PAISLEY, BLAKE SHELTON, DARIUS RUCKER, THE BAND PERRY AND BRETT ELDREDGE IN AN EXCLUSIVE CINEMA EVENT

2015 | www.opry.com

American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry to Open in Carmike Cinemas Across America This December

The show that made country music famous is set to take some of the genre’s most popular artists to the big screen in December when its first feature film, American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry, previews in theaters across America. The made-for-cinema concert film captures on-stage Opry performances and backstage moments with Opry members Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Darius Rucker, as well as country favorites The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge.

American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry is set for a limited special engagement at select Carmike Cinemas in the US beginning December 4. Distribution across America will follow in January in partnership between the Opry and independent distributor DigiNext, a joint-venture of Carmike Cinemas Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading motion picture, alternative programming and 3-D motion picture exhibitor.

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“We are excited about the opportunity to take the Opry and country music into movie theaters across the country,” said Steve Buchanan, Opry Entertainment President. “This partnership allows us to present the Opry to fans through a previously unutilized medium and is another way for the Opry to expand its reputation as a vehicle of discovery for America’s music.” The film will give audiences a virtual front row seat and VIP all-access pass.

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Among the performances featured:

- Brad Paisley performing his #1 hit and the film's title track "American Saturday Night" and current hit single "Country Nation"
- Blake Shelton's award-winning "Boys Round Here" and current single "Gonna"
- Darius Rucker's Grammy-winner "Wagon Wheel" as well as "So I Sang" from his current album  Southern Style

Perry Black
The Band Perry performing "If I Die Young," the same song the band sang for Opry management in a backstage dressing room in 2009, earning an invitation to make its Opry debut
- Brett Eldredge's first number one smash, "Don't Ya"



Live Forever - The Band Perry
American Saturday Night: Live at the Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry- Nashville, Tennessee - August 31, 2015

 

 



Don't Ya - Brett Eldredge
American Saturday Night: Live at the Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry- Nashville, Tennessee - August 31, 201

 

Grand Ole Opry Concert Movie Teams Up With Country Cares For St. Jude Kids

November 11, 2015 | www.looktothestars.org/

Independent distributor DigiNext Films today announced that 'Country Cares for St. Jude Kids' has been named official charitable partner for the first-ever Grand Ole Opry feature film.

DigiNext is donating a portion of every movie theatre ticket sold for American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry to benefit Country Cares for St. Jude Kids, one of the most successful radio fundraising programs of all time, which has raised $550 million dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The film offers audiences a virtual front row seat and VIP all-access pass, including live Opry performances and backstage conversations with Opry members, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker as well as The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge.

•Advance tickets are available via partners MovieTickets.com and Fandango.
• A limited special engagement at select theatre locations begins December 4. Additional North American dates and theatres will be added in early 2016.

“We are delighted to partner with the Grand Ole Opry to bring cinemagoers and country music fans their first immersive, big-screen taste of the rich, 90-year tradition of ‘the show that made country music famous,’” said Bud Mayo, Managing Member of DigiNext and President of Carmike’s Alternative Programming and Distribution Division. “We are also proud to lend additional support to Country Cares for St. Jude Kids as our official charitable beneficiary, which has long been a favored charity of the cinema industry. The artists and the Opry already have a longstanding relationship with Country Cares for St. Jude.”

Since 1989 Country Cares for St. Jude Kids has raised $550 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in partnership with approximately 200 radio stations and listeners that have generously pledged their support during radiothons. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thanks to generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

 



Gonna - Blake Shelton
American Saturday Night: Live at the Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry- Nashville, Tennessee - August 31, 2015

 



 

American Saturday Night: Live from the Grand Ole Opry

  • Genre: Concert Film

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  • Length: 100 Minutes

Director: George J. Flanigen

Producers: Steve Buchanan, Robert Deaton, Pete Fisher, George L. Flanigen

Synopsis

American Saturday Night - Live From The Grand Ole Opry. The show that made country music famous presents live performances and intimate backstage moments from country favorites Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge in a made-for-cinema concert film.

 



 

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