Grand Ole Opry and North Carolina Native Kellie Pickler Join Forces for American Red Cross Benefit Show

GRAND OLE OPRY® AND NORTH CAROLINA NATIVE KELLIE PICKLER TO JOIN FORCES WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OCTOBER 6 TO ASSIST THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE FLORENCE

The Grand Ole Opry and North Carolina native Kellie Pickler are joining with the American Red Cross to assist those affected by Hurricane Florence during two Opry shows this Saturday, October 6. Pickler returns to the Opry stage for performances on both shows that night, raising awareness and funds for those affected by the hurricane. Pickler, originally from Albemarle, Nort`h Carolina, will be joined by a host of others for the shows, including newcomer Adam Doleac, making his Opry debut. 
When fans order tickets using the code HCRELIEF5, $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to the American Red Cross to assist those in need from the damage and devastation caused by Hurricane Florence which hit the Carolinas last month. Tickets are available at opry.com and (800) SEE-OPRY.  
Fans who wish to assist with hurricane relief but are not able to attend the Opry on October 6 can make a donation at rdcrss.org/opry. 
“I’m so thankful to the Grand Ole Opry and the American Red Cross for the assistance they are wanting to provide to the wonderful people from my home-state of North Carolina,” shared Pickler. “The devastation from Hurricane Florence continues to this day in small towns just like the one I call home.  They will need our help for a long, long time to come.”
“The American Red Cross is grateful to the Grand Ole Opry, Kellie Pickler, and all the talent and guests supporting this event. Any donation – no matter the size – will help to bring hope, refuge and comfort to thousands affected by the devastation of Hurricane Florence. Florence was, and continues to be, a devastating event for so many, and with your help, we can help residents of the Carolinas recover and rebuild,” said Brad Kieserman, Vice President of Disaster Operations and Logistics.

About The Grand Ole Opry:

The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows through December and seasonal Opry Country Classics shows on Thursdays. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.