Janson will perform with other luminaries Saturday as the Opry raises money and awareness to deal with food insecurity.
Platinum-selling country music artist and Grand Ole Opry member Chris Janson has signed on to perform during a very special live Opry broadcast this Saturday, Feb. 27.
The Opry, Circle, and Gray Television have joined forces to help raise money and awareness to deal with the food insecurity problems that have been rising at alarming rates over the last year — and have recently been compounded by extreme weather across several states last week. All proceeds will benefit Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks and more than 60,000 food pantries in communities across the country. Viewers will be directed to make a donation at www.feedingamerica.org/circle.
Janson joined us Friday for a Facebook Chat to talk about his music, his life during lockdown, his role in Saturday’s Grand Ole Opry show — and his latest single. “Waitin’ on 5.” The complete conversation is available on the C&I Facebook page, but here is a segment to whet your appetite.
Janson, fellow Opry member Travis Tritt and rising new artist Hailey Whitters are among the notables who will perform on the Saturday live broadcast. Bobby Bones will host the performances, which will be presented at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT on Circle, and on Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates, in addition to a companion live stream on Circle’s Facebook and YouTube platforms.
Gray television stations, including several in markets hit particularly hard by last week’s frigid weather events, will contribute local stories and personalities to address the problem of hunger in America and ways viewers can help. The Opry show will also be heard on 650 AM WSM and SiriusXM’s Willie’s Roadhouse.
“Food insecurity is something no family should experience,” said Gray President and Co-CEO Pat LaPlatney. “Our goal is for the powerful combination of Gray’s local stations, the voice of the Grand Ole Opry, and Circle’s growing network, to have a positive impact for people who so badly need help.”