Last night, Grand Ole Opry members Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Marty Stuart kept the circle unbroken with the 4,916th consecutive Saturday night broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry.
With no audience, no backing band, and minimal crew, the three sat pretty far apart from each other in an effort to conform to the CDC-recommended social distancing standard.
Vince Gill opened the show with a tribute to Kenny Rogers, who passed away late Friday night. Performing “Sweet Music Man,” Gill called it “one of my favorite songs Kenny ever did.”
Brad Paisley honored healthcare workers with a shout out to “those working overtime tonight,” and “those out there on the front lines of this war, God bless you. We’re going to keep playing music for you one way or another.”
He then performed “This Is Country Music,” which he concluded with another tribute to Kenny Rogers… the timeless classic, “The Gambler.”