Connie Smith to Celebrate 50th Anniversary as Opry Member

1970s country powerhouse celebrates her time with iconic Country Music institution!

The Grand Ole Opry will honor Connie Smith on her 50th anniversary as an Opry member during two shows on Saturday, August 8. Among Smith’s fellow Opry members also scheduled for the evening’s shows are Alison Krauss, Del McCoury, Jeannie Seely, Marty Stuart, Mel Tillis, and The Whites. Smith was inducted as an Opry member on August 21, 1965.

“We look forward to honoring one of the greatest voices and one of the most beautiful souls the Grand Ole Opry has ever known when we celebrate Connie Smith’s 50th Opry anniversary next month,” says Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher. “Connie has delivered unbelievable performances on the Opry stage for decades, and we look forward to reminding her how much her fans and fellow artists love her spirit and her music.”

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