Little Big Town partnered with nonprofit organization Bridges to do something really cool at the Grand Ole Opry. When the group performed at the Opry in September, they brought in a sign language specialist for the first time ever.
During their performance of “Girl Crush,” Bridges employee Katie Magro soulfully interprets for the deaf and hard of hearing. In a video posted by the Opry, you can see Magro’s emotional performance of the tune. It really adds a lot to the overall show. And, of course, it adds a whole new possibility for the Opry to include more people in its programming.
Bridges’ is a Nashville-based organization that does all sorts of cool things for the deaf and hard of hearing community, including after-school programs and classes. They hope to unite both the hard of hearing and hearing communities like never before. So using music is a pretty great way to go about it.
And of course, an emotive band like Little Big Town is the perfect candidate. The vocal four piece are on top of the world since the success of Pain Killer in 2014. They recently snagged “Best Vocal Group” at the CMA Awards, and just announced a residency at the Ryman Auditorium. That makes them the first band ever to announce such an honor.