Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 1:45pm

Last month Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP) and Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Gatlinburg opened with a bang in downtown Gatlinburg. The entertainment venue celebrated “Spring Blake” with a full week of activity including a memorable performance by Shelton featuring special guests The Swon Brothers.

Emmy-nominated daytime talk show “Pickler & Ben” was on hand to capture all the fun, taking viewers behind the scenes of the grand opening celebration. 
During the hour-long episode, hosts Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron sampled items from Ole Red’s menu, got behind the bar to make some of the restaurant’s most popular cocktails and caught up with both The Swon Brothers and Blake Shelton. 
Check out highlights from the episod
HERE and watch the entire episode beginning May 6 HERE
For more information including upcoming performances at Ole Red Gatlinburg, visit 
olered.com Ole Red Gatlinburg is located at 511 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

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 currently find Ole Red entertainment venues and products in three locations in the United States, the flagship multi-story bar, restaurant 
and entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway, the very first location in Blake’s hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma and a newly opened location in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The company has announced an additional location opening in Orlando, Florida in 2020. 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 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 8,114 rooms that are managed by lodging operator Marriott International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. The Company is a joint venture owner of the 1,501-room Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, which is also managed by Marriott International, Inc. 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; 650 AM WSM, the Opry’s radio home; and Ole Red, a country lifestyle and entertainment brand. 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 current single “God’s Country” shot to No. 1 on the iTunes chart upon release and remained Top 3 for three weeks and counting. Already approaching 10 million streams, the “southern-
rockin’ country stomper” (Rolling Stone) had its national television debut on the 54thACM Awards. Earlier this year Shelton shared music new and old across the nation on his “Friends & Heroes 2019” tour. The arena run sold out all 18 dates, returning to the Hot Tours Top 5 chart (Billboard), and was one of the only nine country tours to make Pollstar’s Top 100 Tours in Q1 list.
A member of the Grand Ole Opry, the Platinum-selling entertainer has earned a host of honors throughout his career including 20 ACM nominations and both the male and overall Video of the Year trophies at the 2018 CMT Awards. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television showThe Voice, Shelton is a six-time champion, most recently with his contestant Chloe Kohanski. He lends his “voice” to the character Ox, the unofficial Mayor of Uglytown in the upcoming UglyDollsmovie. The animated feature will be released May 3. 
Off stage, he has teamed up with Ryman Hospitality to open a string of Ole Red entertainment restaurant venues, a nod to his 2001 hit of the same name, in his Oklahoma hometown of Tishomingo as well as Nashville and most recently in Gatlinburg, TN.
Shelton’s most recent album Texoma 
Shore became his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11thall-genre Top 10. Texoma Shore features tracks including the GRAMMY-nominated “I Lived It” and the Gold-certified “I’ll Name The Dogs,” a romantic tune that boasts more than 143 million streams and marked his 25thNo. 1 song. In the week following album launch, Shelton became the first artist in Country Aircheck / Mediabase history to have six songs chart simultaneously. For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.BlakeShelton.com and follow @BlakeShelton
For Ole Red
Ebie McFarland | Joseph Conner
Essential Broadcast Media

ebie@ebmediapr.com | joseph@ebmediapr.com
(615) 327-3259
Lisaann Dupont
Opry Entertainment Group

(615) 319-3638
For Ryman Hospitality Properties
Shannon Sullivan
Ryman Hospitality Properties

(615) 316-6725
For Blake Shelton
Wes Vause
Warner Music Nashville