In celebration of their 90th anniversary, the Grand Ole Opry is headed to the silver screen.
American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry will feature live performances and interviews from the Grand Ole Opry House by Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Darius Rucker. Some of the newest Opry regulars, including The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge, are also featured in the film.
Celebrated music video director George J. Flanigen IV directed the project, which takes viewers behind the scenes of the longest running radio show in country music. The film gives viewers a rare glimpse behind the curtain of the Opry as each performer openly discusses the impact of the show on them as artists and country music as a whole.
The title of the film comes from Paisley’s popular 2009 album. Paisley made his Opry debut in 1999 and became a member just two years later. “There are two places you play,” he explains in the film. “There’s the Grand Ole Opry and everywhere else.”
American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry will open in limited release on December 4th. A national release for the film is planned for February 2016.