Peavey Helps Set The Stage For Grand Ole Opry Homecoming

September 28, 2010

PEAVEY INT'L. HEADQUARTERS...Peavey Electronics is proud to be part of the re-opening celebration of the Grand Ole Opry  on September 28th as an official provider of amps for the iconic show.

"Peavey amplifiers have a long history with the Grand Ole Opry," explains Hartley Peavey. "It feels great to be able to support the restoration of the Opry to its home stage and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville following the flood."

Not only will Peavey amps be center stage for every Grand Ole Opry performance, but also the artists' dressing rooms will be equipped with Peavey's Vypyr 15/ Rage 258 amps, and bass amps.  On stage, artists will perform with Peavey Sensation 212 and Classic 50/212 guitar amps, as well as Trace Elliot bass amps and cabs  ( AH600/ 1048H/ 1518H) and BuddaV40 guitar amps.

"We're pleased to offer Peavey and Trace Elliott amplifiers for the use of our Opry artists and musicians as we settle back into our home here at the Grand Ole Opry House.  Peavey has long been recognized for the quality and durability of their products and is a top choice among musicians everywhere.  We're looking forward to continuing the long standing tradition of having Peavey amplification on the Opry stage," says Steve Gibson, Musical Director, Grand Ole Opry.

After being displaced from its permanent home due to the historic Nashville flood back in May, the Opry's re-opening show includes a star-studded list of performers. Artists scheduled to appear include Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels Band, Diamond Rio, Jimmy Dickens, Del McCoury Band, Montgomery Gentry, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Mel Tillis, Josh Turner and Keith Urban. The show will air live on GAC: Great American Country. Special events and artist appearances will follow throughout October in celebration of both the show's return and its 85th Birthday.

About Peavey Electronics:
Celebrating 45 years in business, Peavey® Electronics is one of the largest, most diversified, independently owned suppliers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment in the world, with design, manufacturing and distribution facilities spanning three continents. Today, with more than 180 patents in musical instrument design and audio technology and 2,000 products created in-house, Peavey is not only recognized as a music industry leader in the 136 countries in which its products are distributed, but it is also a highly desired brand name used by rock & roll legends and modern day pop music icons. In addition to instruments, Peavey and its divisions also provide major audio communications conduits for industries across the board. These can be found in government installations, theme parks, airports, stadiums and buildings all over the world, such as the Sydney Opera House, the US Capitol building and the Beijing Airport.  For more information, visit www.peavey.com.

About the Grand Ole Opry:
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Celebrating 85 years of entertainment, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and opry.com. The syndicated weekly program, America's Opry Weekend, airs on country radio stations across America and on the Armed Forces Radio Network. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company that also owns and operates Gaylord Hotels.  For more information, visit opry.com or www.gaylordentertainment.com.

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