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UK fan Eddie Montgomery will be part of “Opry Salutes the SEC” in Nashville

Eddie Montgomery, right, and Bo Garret with intern Savanah Stevens. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Grand Ole Opry® is set to celebrate the hardwood teams of the SEC as Music City hosts the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament next month.

“The Opry Salutes the SEC sponsored by Belk” brings three southern staples together on Sat., March 16 and promises to feature free music, a fashion show and SEC action in the Opry Plaza as well as a ticketed hoops-themed evening Opry performance.

Among those already scheduled for the night’s Opry show are Opry NextStage artist Riley Green, Maddie & Tae, Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan, and Country Music Hall of Famer Ricky Skaggs.

Opry flagship station 650 AM WSM is scheduled to present live music and SEC personalities on air and in the Plaza in advance of the show, and fans are invited to wear their teams’ colors and gear for a chance to win Opry and SEC merchandise throughout the evening. Belk, official retail department store of the SEC, will host a fashion show featuring the trendiest southern styles during the Front Porch Party on the Opry Plaza. Opry personalities including announcer Mike Terry and pre-show host Juliette Vara will also showcase the latest fashion from Belk as they participate in the evening’s festivities.

SEC Opry fans who purchase March 16 Opry tickets beginning today and before March 9 using code “SECOPRY” can save $5 per ticket on up to eight tickets. The special offer is available at (800)-SEE-OPRY and

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