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BLAKE SHELTON, READYING FOR OPRY INDUCTION THIS SATURDAY, SETS OPRY “TWITTERVIEW” FOR THURSDAY

BLAKE SHELTON, READYING FOR OPRY INDUCTION THIS SATURDAY, SETS OPRY “TWITTERVIEW” FOR THURSDAY

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2010) – When the Grand Ole Opry invited Blake Shelton to become an Opry member last month, it did so by sending the country hit-maker—known for his use of Twitter—a tweet including the official invitation. The Opry and Shelton are returning to Twitter in advance of Shelton’s Saturday night Opry induction to give fans the chance to talk with the would-be Opry member. The Shelton Twitterview is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 a.m. Central at Twitter.com/opry. Fans can submit questions for Shelton to @opry via Twitter.com prior to the Twitterview.

Shelton’s Opry week also includes the artist’s takeover of the Opry’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/oprylive) featuring Opry performances, videos, and clips highlighting his unique humor. The “Blakeover” will conclude next week with video highlights of Shelton’s induction experience. Fans can also visit opry.com to win a Shelton prize package including an autographed copy of his CD LOADED: THE BEST OF BLAKE SHELTON due in stores Nov. 9, IT’S ALL ABOUT TONIGHT DVD, and more.

About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. A uniquely American experience for more than 80 years, 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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