Jimmy Buffett Cancels His June 27th Opry Debut
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It’s unbelievable that someone as successful in country music as Jimmy Buffett has never performed at the Grand Ole Opry.
With his career spanning nearly six decades, and following the release of his new album, Life On The Flip Side, Buffett was set to perform during the Saturday, June 27 broadcast for the first time.
Due to recent spikes in COVID-19, Buffett decided that it would be best to cancel his performance. Luckily he promised fans that as soon as it is safe for him to travel again, he will make his way up to Nashville and perform.
He announced the news in a Facebook post:
“To all Opry fans, I would just like to say how disappointed I am that because of circumstances with the recent spikes in COVID-19, I have had to postpone my trip to Nashville to play with Mac and Brad Paisley. I have loved the Grand Ole Opry since the days I covered shows at the Ryman as a Billboard reporter on Music Row in the early 70s before I moved to Margaritaville. As soon as it is safe for me to travel back to Music City and meet up with Mac and Brad, I will come play for you. Can’t wait. See you then and keep your Fins Up. JB”
According to the Opry, Brad Paisley is still going to perform.
Throughout its 90 years of existence and miraculously never missing a Saturday show, the Opry has had six homes. The Opry started out at National Life & Accident Insurance Co. in November 1925, moved to Hillsboro Theatre in October 1934, to Dixie Tabernacle in June 1936, to War Memorial Auditorium in June 1939 and then the Ryman Auditorium in June 1943. It settled in its current Grand Ole Opry House in March 1974. The Opry has resided at The Grand Ole Opry House longer than any previous home.
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