Brett Eldredge Joins Opry Salute to Ray Charles, To Be Televised

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Country music singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge will be on hand to honor the legacy of music legend Ray Charles! More on the event here.

The Grand Ole Opry is gearing up to celebrate the songs of Ray Charles as well as the influence the legend had on not only country music, but all of music on a special Monday Night Opry, “An Opry Salute to Ray Charles,” on October 8th.

The event will be hosted by Opry member Darius Rucker and will feature unique collaborations and special performances of Charles’s music, performed by Boyz II Men, Brett Eldredge, Cam, Fantasia, Leela James, Lukas Nelson, Allen Stone, Chris Stapleton, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young, and more.

“An Opry Salute to Ray Charles” will be filmed for a PBS television special to air in November 2018. The special will also feature behind the scenes footage, a visit to the Ray Charles Museum, and iconic footage courtesy of the Ray Charles Foundation.

Tickets for “An Opry Salute to Ray Charles” went on sale Monday, September 17th via (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.

Watch this throwback video clip of Brett covering a bit of “Georgia On My Mind” below! Charles recorded the song for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road.

“Georgia On My Mind” Lyrics 

Georgia, Georgia
The whole day through
(The whole day through)
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind
(Georgia on my mind)

I said a Georgia, Georgia
A song of you
Comes as sweet and clear
As moonlight through the pines

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in the peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

I said, Georgia, oh Georgia
No peace I find
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in the peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

I said, Georgia, oh Georgia
No peace I find
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

I said, just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

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