The new series of the long awaited ‘Opry le Daniel’, the highest rated country music show on TG4 television, is set to hit TV screens this Tuesday.
Hosted by Donegal’s most famous entertainer, Daniel O’ Donnell, this year’s weekly series will run for no less than sixteen weeks, with the biggest stars of American and Irish Country Music taking their rightful place on stage at the Millennium Forum, Derry.
America’s ‘King of Country’ Charlie Pride leads the star studded series in his one and only appearance in Ireland in 2018.
In the first episode of the series, Daniel will present a tribute show to the legendary Johnny Cash.
The most recognised star of stage and screen was the iconic ‘man in black’ Johnny Cash who brought a whole new meaning to the word ‘sombre’ with his many hit records which includes the one song that he wrote when he toured Ireland in 1974, ‘Forty Shades of Green’.
Leading this tribute will be Sandy Kelly who sang on stage with Cash and later joined him, at his request, on a tour of the United States!
In Nashville, they recorded the all time classic hit ‘Woodcarver’ which attained chart success worldwide and a few years later recorded the immortal ‘Ring of Fire’.
Also paying tribute to the great man is Declan Nerney who needs no introduction to television and latest newcomer to the Irish scene, Jordan Mogey. This opening spectacular is a show not to be missed on Tuesday next, 18th September.
A brand new format coming from Opry le Daniel this year and indeed, new to any music series, is the ‘Country Music Family’ show which introduces those musical family members who have never previously appeared on stage together for television!
Now in its seventh year, Opry le Daniel has become a top favourite of music fans, who are treated to performances from a selection of the very best new and established stars of the country scene.
Catch the show on Tuesday 18th September at 9.30pm on TG4Tags: