Nashville's Grand Ole Opry will take its brand into a live format with the Grand Ole Opry American Road Show 2004. The outing will feature Opry members Vince Gill, Patty Loveless and the Del McCoury B

Nashville's Grand Ole Opry will take its brand into a live format with the Grand Ole Opry American Road Show 2004. The outing will feature Opry members Vince Gill, Patty Loveless and the Del McCoury Band, along with frequent Opry guest Rebecca Lynn Howard.

The tour begins April 23 at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Ct., and will play a combination of arenas, amphitheaters, fairs and festivals into October. Stops include such large venues as the Ohio State Fair in Columbus (Aug. 14), the Michigan State Fair in Detroit (Aug. 17) and the Arizona State Fair in Phoenix (Oct. 16). The production includes a tour version of the Opry's signature barn backdrop and microphone stands.

Also on the bill are Grand Ole Opry announcer Eddie Stubbs and planned guest appearances by other top performers.

The tour is produced by Terry Elam of Fitzgerald Hartley and booked by Paul Moore at the William Morris Agency.

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