2023 Marks 16th Year for Grand Ole Opry Members to
Celebrate the Holiday at Mother Church
Tickets On-Sale Now at Ryman.com
Also On Sale Now: Upcoming Shows at Pollstar’s Theatre of the Year Include
Leanne Morgan, Ali Wong, Sara Evans, Futurebirds and More
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two-time GRAMMY award winners Old Crow Medicine Show are once again set to ring in the New Year at Ryman Auditorium, performing Dec. 30 and 31. Tickets for shows start at $59.50 and are available to purchase now at Ryman.com.
Grand Ole Opry members since 2013 and known for their RIAA Double-Platinum hit “Wagon Wheel,” Old Crow Medicine Show have headlined Ryman Auditorium more than 20 times and released Live at the Ryman in 2019, a compilation of songs performed at the historic venue between 2013 and 2019.
Last year, Old Crow Medicine Show released their critically acclaimed seventh studio album Paint This Town, which hit No. 1 on the Americana Radio Albums Chart, earning the band’s 10th career No. 1. Paint This Town has garnered widespread praise from press including Associated Press, Consequence, SPIN, Rolling Stone, Bandcamp, Garden & Gun and NPR Music who raved, “If this is any indication of what Old Crow Medicine Show still has in store so many recordings in its career, we should count ourselves lucky.”
The band’s standing New Year’s Eve tradition marks their 16th year of celebrating the holiday at the Mother Church.
On the heels of a record-breaking 2022, which saw more than 274 shows and 9 residencies, the recently-named Pollstar Theatre of the Year isn’t slowing down. With a growing schedule heading into the remainder of 2023, additional ticket on-sales are available today for upcoming shows including comedians Leanne Morgan and Ali Wong, legendary country singer Sara Evans, rock favorites Futurebirds and America, and more. Tickets are on-sale now at Ryman.com.
ON SALE NOW AT RYMAN AUDITORIUM:
April 23 at 7:00pm CT
Ali Wong is a comedian, writer, actress and director known for her comedy specials “Baby Cobra,” “Hard Knock Wife,” and Emmy-nominated “Don Wong.” Ali executive produces and voices Bertie in “Tuca & Bertie,” co-wrote and starred in Always Be My Maybe and directed Sheng Wang’s Sweet and Juicy. She is also the author of the New York Times Bestseller “Dear Girls.” “Beef,” her next project in collaboration with A24, will be released April 2023 on Netflix.
May 20 at 8:00pm CT
“The music is a patchwork amalgam of influences, including: twangy Southern rock (they've opened for the Drive-By Truckers), reverb-soaked psychedelia reminiscent of early My Morning Jacket or fellow Athens residents Phosphorescent, soaring guitar solos à la Neil Young and Crazy Horse, rhythmic jangle from that other Athens band, REM, multi-part vocal harmonies (which every band ought to have, dammit), and, weaving through it all, lyrical slide guitar.” - Vox.com
June 15 at 7:00pm CT
After making her debut in the Grand Ole Opry in March 2022, Middle Tennessee native and southern sweetheart Leanne Morgan will return to The Ryman on June 15 following a sold-out Opry House headlining performance on April 19, 2023 as a part of the Nashville Comedy Festival. Leanne’s style of comedy combines her southern charm and hilarious story telling about her own life into an act that keeps them coming back for more. The tour’s name was inspired by Leanne’s career which started serendipitously 22 years ago when the mother of three realized her calling was in making people laugh. At midlife Leanne is truly just getting started and hopes that she can inspire others to feel the same.
July 28 at 8:00pm CT
When America, the perennial classic-rock favorite, hit the road in 2023, they’ll celebrate their 53th Anniversary with their powerful performances. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate, the late Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song "A Horse With No Name." America became a global household name and paved the way with an impressive string of hits following the success of their first #1 single. Forty plus years later, these friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.
Aug. 17 at 7:30pm CT
Multi-platinum entertainer SARA EVANS is at the top of her game. As the fifth most-played female artist at country radio in nearly the last two decades — her five No. 1 singles include “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place To Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” which spent 2 weeks in the top spot and was certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. Sara’s “stunning, country voice” (Rolling Stone) has earned her the prestigious Academy of Country Music Top Female vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Awards nominations. In addition, the CMA awarded Video of the Year honors for her hit chart-topping single, “Born to Fly” from her landmark double-platinum album of the same name. Evans’ discography also includes the platinum-selling studio albums Real Fine Place and Restless as well as the gold-certified projects Stronger and No Place That Far.
CIGARETTES AFTER SEX
Sept. 12 at 7:30pm CT
The music of Cigarettes After Sex invokes not only the powerful feelings of euphoria inherent in the band’s name itself, but somehow manages to recreate emotions found only in the most romantic of movies; immersive, achingly nostalgic, thoroughly transporting and intensely visual. It’s these powerful and unique qualities which have enabled the love songs of Cigarettes After Sex to reverberate across countless countries, and excite the most devoted kind of following.
The band's catalog has sold over 2.5 million records to date, amassing 1.8 billion Spotify streams, over 8.5 million monthly listeners, and 585 million+ YouTube streams. The band’s list of on-the-record fans include everyone from Taylor Swift, Kylie Jenner, David Lynch, Lana Del Rey, Françoise Hardy, Lily Allen, Busy Philipps, and more. They’ve been featured in Vice Noisey, V Magazine, Interview, NPR’s Tiny Desk, and their music has appeared in The Handmaid’s Tale, Killing Eve and Ralph Lauren ads.
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW
Dec. 30 at 8:00pm CT & Dec. 31 at 9:00pm CT
Old Crow Medicine Show got their start busking on street corners in 1998, from New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He invited the band to play at his festival, MerleFest, and the rest is history.
It’s been over twenty years since these humble beginnings. The band has gone on to receive the honor of being inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry, and have won two Grammy Awards: “Best Folk Album” for Remedy (2014) and “Best Long Form Music Video” for Big Easy Express (2013). The band’s most recent work is Live At The Ryman (2019) which was released on Columbia via The Orchard. Old Crow Medicine Show's latest endeavor is their live You Tube show, Hartland Hootenanny which airs live on Saturday nights at 7:00 PM. Curated and filmed by the band, the show combines music, comedy, and features a special guest each week.
WHERE: Ryman Auditorium, 116 REP. JOHN LEWIS WAY N., NASHVILLE, TN 37219
About Ryman Auditorium:
A National Historic Landmark, Ryman Auditorium was built by Captain Thomas G. Ryman in 1892. Ryman Auditorium is a 14-time winner of the prestigious Pollstar Theatre of the Year award. The historic venue is well-known as the Mother Church of Country Music and is the most famous former home of Grand Ole Opry (1943-1974). The Ryman has been featured in numerous film and television projects including Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Johnny Cash Show, American Idol, Nashville, and more. While offering a diverse lineup and thriving concert schedule (with over 200 shows per year), the venue is also open for daytime tours year-round. A coveted under-play for many, her iconic stage has seen the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Mumford and Sons, and Tom Petty in recent years. Ryman Auditorium is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), a Nashville-based REIT that also owns and operates the Grand Ole Opry, 650 AM WSM and Ole Red. For more information, visit ryman.com.