Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 2:45pm

On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Grand Ole Opry member Blake Shelton is set to officially open his new bar, restaurant and music venue, Ole Red Nashville, in partnership with Ryman Hospitality Properties. To celebrate, Shelton will co-host the fourth hour of TODAY with anchor Hoda Kotb live from Ole Red Nashville’s stage. The broadcast will air at 10 a.m. CST on NBC. That evening, Shelton will perform from Ole Red’s rooftop bar, The Lookout, on the CMT Music Awards. The annual award ceremony will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at 7 p.m. CST on CMT.

As previously announced, Shelton will christen the stage of Ole Red Nashville, the second Ole Red location, after the award ceremony with a special, exclusive “Blake Shelton and Friends” celebratory concert. Fans had the opportunity to win one of the hottest tickets in town through contest entry and fans at home can livestream the first songs from the event on Ole Red Nashville’s Facebook page.

Those in town for CMA Fest who do not win tickets to “Blake Shelton and Friends” and want to paint the town red with Shelton can purchase tickets to his special performance at the Grand Ole Opry here. Shelton will play two shows on the Opry on Thursday, June 7 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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
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. In November he released his album Texoma Shore, which became his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11th all-genre Top 10. Texoma Shore features his Top 10 and climbing single “I Lived It” as well as the smash hit “I’ll Name The Dogs,” a romantic tune that boasts over 68 million streams and recently became his 25th No. 1 song. In the week following album launch, Shelton became the first artist in Country Aircheck / Mediabase history to have six songs chart simultaneously. Texoma Shore follows 2016’s Gold-certified If I’m Honest, the best-selling country album release of the year, which spawned three chart-topping songs and earned him a No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and the all-genre Top Album Sales charts.
A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Shelton has earned a host of honors throughout his career including 20 ACM nominations and the Top Country Artist title at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Shelton proved worthy of the distinction on this winter’s Country Music Freaks headlining tour alongside Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and special guest Trace Adkins. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show "The Voice", Shelton is a six-time champion, most recently with his contestant Chloe Kohanski. Offstage, Shelton 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. The flagship location in his Oklahoma hometown Tishomingo opened its doors in September 2017, with Nashville’s venue on lower Broadway celebrating its grand opening this week.
For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit and follow @BlakeShelton.

For Ole Red Nashville
Ebie McFarland
Essential Broadcast Media
Lisaann Dupont
Opry Entertainment Group
For Ryman Hospitality Properties
Shannon Sullivan
Ryman Hospitality Properties
For Blake Shelton
Wes Vause
Warner Music Nashville