NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 7, 2003) - Wheel of Fortune has set re-air dates for its highly successful shows, which originally aired February 2003, taped on the stage of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. “Country Music Stars Week” will re-air July 14–18, and “Nashville Week” will re-air July 28–Aug. 1.
When the shows aired in February, Wheel of Fortune was by far the No.1 syndicated program, delivering more than two million more viewers than its closest competitor (Friends). Wheel of Fortune was seen by more viewers than any network strip, including all major late shows – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,, Nightline, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien and all three network morning and evening news shows.
Artists who participated in the tapings included Opry members George Jones, Alison Krauss, Barbara Mandrell, Lorrie Morgan, Charley Pride, Ricky Skaggs and Pam Tillis, plus other Nashville celebrities including Billy Ray Cyrus, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Brenda Lee, Richie McDonald, Joe Nichols, Wynonna, Mark Wills and Darryl Worley. The celebrities played for charities and raised $225,675 for organizations including Feed the Children, The Humane Society, and Habitat for Humanity.
About the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry presents the best in country and bluegrass music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. A uniquely American experience for more than 77 years, the Opry can be heard on 650 WSM-AM, Channel 132 on Sirius Satellite Radio and www.opry.com. The syndicated weekly program America’s Grand Ole Opry Weekend airs on country radio stations across the country, and Grand Ole Opry Live airs each weekend on CMT: Country Music Television. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville. For more information, visit www.opry.com or www.gaylordentertainment.com.