L to R: Tom Lokey, Mayor of Tishomingo; Blake Shelton; Travis Stroud, Tishomingo, Oklahoma City Manager; and Charles Haisler, GM Ole Red Tishomingo
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ole Red
TISHOMINGO, Okla. – (February 13, 2018) – Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. donated $50,000 of ticket sales from this weekend's concerts at Ole Red, Shelton's restaurant, live music venue and retail space in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, to the City of Tishomingo. The money will stay in the community and benefit Pennington Park, including improvements to the current splash pad and the addition of water features.
"It’s always fun to play your hometown and now that we have Ole Red in Tishomingo, we can pop up and play anytime," says Shelton. "We played a lot of music, had fun and raised money for Pennington Park! Now that’s a good time!"
Pennington Creek Park in Tishomingo, Oklahoma provides hookups for overnight RV and primitive camping, boat ramp access, designated walking trails, fishing and a swimming hole on its 15 acres that are conveniently located close to the historic Chickasaw Nation Capitol Museum and Genealogical Center.
The park is open May to September. The city hopes to have the improvements completed by the opening of the 2018’s park season.
About Ole Red
Ole Red is a lifestyle and entertainment brand inspired by Blake Shelton’s clever, irreverent third-chart hit, “Ol’ Red.” You can find Ole Red entertainment venues and products in two locations in the United States by 2018, the flagship multi-story bar, restaurant and entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway, and the very first location in Blake’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Ole Red is owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. as part of its Opry Entertainment division. For additional information about Ole Red, visit us online at olered.com.
About Ole Red Tishomingo
Ole Red Tishomingo is a bar, restaurant and retail store located in Opry member Blake Shelton’s adopted hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The very first location for the Ole Red family, Ole Red Tishomingo is inspired by the laid-back, fun-loving Southern Oklahoma lifestyle made famous by Opry member Blake Shelton. Serving up Shelton-inspired food, drink, music, apparel and home goods seven days a week, Ole Red Tishomingo is a must-visit destination for all country music fans looking to cut loose and have a little fun in America’s heartland. Less than a 3-hour drive from both Dallas and Oklahoma City, Ole Red Tishomingo is a can’t-miss stop on any country music fan’s great American road trip.
About Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) is a REIT for federal income tax purposes, specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company’s owned assets include a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling 7,809 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. Other owned assets managed by Marriott International, Inc. include Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the Wildhorse Saloon, the General Jackson Showboat, The Inn at Opryland, a 303-room overflow hotel adjacent to Gaylord Opryland and AC Hotel Washington, DC at National Harbor, a 192-room hotel near Gaylord National. The Company also owns and operates media and entertainment assets, including the Grand Ole Opry (opry.com), the legendary weekly showcase of country music’s finest performers for over 90 years; the Ryman Auditorium, the storied former home of the Grand Ole Opry located in downtown Nashville; and 650 AM WSM, the Opry’s radio home. For additional information about Ryman Hospitality Properties, visit www.rymanhp.com.
About Blake Shelton
Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His most recent album, If I’m Honest, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart and the Billboard Country Album Chart, and is the best-selling country album release of 2016. He just notched his 24th #1 single with “Every Time I Hear That Song,” which followed chart-topping smash hits “Came Here To Forget” and “A Guy With A Girl.” The album features three songs written by Shelton, including the gospel tinged “Savior’s Shadow,” “Friends,” which was also featured in the #1 film, The Angry Birds Movie, and “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” a song he wrote and performs with Gwen Stefani.
A member of the Grand Ole Opry, he has earned a host of awards throughout his career, which most recently include Top Country Artist at the Billboard Music Awards. In 2017 he became the first country artist to win Favorite Album at the People’s Choice Awards in addition to his win for Favorite Male Country Artist. He also took home the trophy for Favorite Country Male Artist at the American Music Awards as well as the first-ever Male Artist of the Year. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show, The Voice, Shelton is a five-time champion, most recently with his contestant Sundance Head. He recently wrapped his headlining 2017 “Doing It To Country Songs” Tour.
For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.BlakeShelton.com and follow @BlakeShelton.