The Grand Ole Opry has announced a limited-edition vinyl LP that captures performances recorded live from an empty Opry House stage during the early days of the global pandemic.
The vinyl LP, titled Unbroken | Empty Room, Full Circle, will be available on June 4 exclusively on Opry.com and at the Opry’s Nashville-based retail outlets.
The announcement comes on the anniversary of the Opry’s decision to pause in-house audiences in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For 29 weeks, Saturday night Opry shows continued uninterrupted despite public health orders that temporarily shuttered many other live productions.
The Opry continued broadcasting through its weekly WSM radio broadcast and launched the Opry Live television broadcast, which was viewed by more than 50 million people from more than 100 countries during the 29-week period.
Opry members and special guest artists included on Unbroken | Empty Room, Full Circle represent some of the most influential artists in music. The first 1,000 copies sold will include a special-edition album-sized Hatch Show Print commemorating the release.
The Opry currently hosts limited audiences at its Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday night shows.
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