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Celebrating the 40th Year, Sunday Mornin’ Country is best known for blending top Country artists and Gospel music favorites together for a time of celebration and inspiration along with great entertainment for the whole family. The mission to share the gospel of Jesus Christ across the world through His gift, the international language of music. The event will take place on Sunday June 7 on the historic Grand Ole Opry stage. Tickets are available here.
The special show will again be hosted by the legendary, Country Music and Rock -n- Roll Hall of Fame member, Brenda Lee. Sponsored by the Nashville-based nonprofit, Music City Christian Fellowship, the concert wraps up the week at the conclusion of CMA Music Fest each year, leaving fans and guests with an uplifting memory of Nashville. Sunday Mornin’ Country is the longest running named Country/Gospel event during the well-attended music festival.
“Sunday Mornin’ Country is one of my favorite things to be a part of each year. It reminds me of my childhood; going to church, being with old friends, meeting new friends and sharing the songs of my childhood,” said Brenda Lee. “I am honored to be invited to host the 40th anniversary show this year at the Grand Ole Opry House.”
2020 performers will include Brenda Lee, Charlie McCoy, Buddy Jewell, Adam Warner, Larry Black and Nadine, LuLu Roman, The Babcocks, The Fox Brothers with Rena’ Jones and Shelton Bissell, Chris Golden, Margo Smith and Holly Watson, Melanie Walker, Stu Phillips, The Music City Quartet, Dianne Sherrell, The Tennessee River Boys, The Country Chorale featuring the Davis Family, Judy Gilbert, Bev McCann and Mark Thomas with more announcements coming soon.
Past years performers have included the talents of Jeannie Seely, John Berry, Skeeter Davis, Roy Acuff, Lynn Anderson, Jason Crabb, Chris Young, Jimmie Wayne, The Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Clark, Freddy Hart, Grandpa Jones, Charlie McCoy, Vestel Goodman, Paul Richey, Marty Raybon, Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Rhonda Vincent, The Whites, Tammy Wynette, Brenda Lee, Linda Davis, Jean Shepard and many others.
Operation Song will be this year’s featured Sunday Mornin’ Country guest. Operation Song’s mission is to empower veterans and active duty military to tell their stories through the process of songwriting. Over 800 songs have been written in the program with veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, and with their families. To learn more, go to www.operationsong.org
About Music City Christian Fellowship:
The Music City Christian Fellowship is a non-profit organization of born-again Christian believers, involved in the Music and Entertainment Industry, dedicated to the proclaiming of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our gifts of music. A Scripture-based, Spirit-filled, God-led, and trust in Jesus for all things, believing in the Bible as God’s inspired Word for man, that everyone might live a life that is pleasing to Him. It is the desire to be able, with the crumbling of old barriers and birth of new freedoms, to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world through the international Language of Music! For more information on the Music City Christian Fellowship visit musiccitychristianfellowship.org.
About Operation Song:
Operation Song was founded in 2012. Nashville songwriter Bob Regan had the inspiration for the program in the 2000’s while performing on Armed Forces Entertainment Tours at military bases around the world. On those tours, Bob was made aware of the large number of service related injuries, issues, and illnesses related to the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan: TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), PTSD, injuries and illnesses, greatly increased risk of suicide. It was apparent that servicemen and women who had deployed, many for multiple times, were having challenging transitions back to “normal” life. The idea was that putting a service member or a veteran in the room with a songwriter could be therapeutic, that transforming their story into a song might help them process seemingly random and chaotic events and emotions of war and give them some order, perspective, and validation. The program started with weekly sessions at the VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN under the supervision of a music therapist. Groups of as many as 8 veterans would tell stories about their military service and professional songwriters would transform them into song. The format gradually evolved from writing group songs to focusing on the individual veteran or service member, their stories and unresolved issues. Operation Song soon began sponsoring weekend retreats around the Southeast in Ft. Benning, GA, Chattanooga, TN, Little Rock, AR, and as far away as New York, NY to Pensacola, FL. To date, Operation Song has written over 600 songs with veterans of WWII to those currently serving. There has never been, nor will there ever be, a charge to any veteran or family member for our services. More information available at https://www.operationsong.org.