Legendary country-rock ground The Eagles are adding one more notch to their proverbial belts. In partnership with SiriusXM, the group ⎯⎯ currently outfitted with Joe Walsh, Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, Vince Gill and Deacon Frey (the late Glenn Frey's son) ⎯⎯ will make their long-awaited Grande Ole Opry debut on Oct. 29. “One of the greatest, biggest-selling bands in history playing the storied Grand Ole Opry House for the first time ever will make for a historic event and a great evening for SiriusXM subscribers,” said Scott Greenstein (President and Chief Content Officer of SiriusXM) told reporters this week.
The Opry show will air over Thanksgiving Weekend.
The band will also get their very own Eagles channel, for a limited-time only launching in mid-November. A three-song preview of their Opry performance is set to broadcast on three prominent SiriusXM channels: Bridge, Classic Vinyl and the Spectrum.
Over the span of 40 years, The Eagles have notched an impressive catalog of hits, from "Hotel California" and "Take It Easy" to "Desperado," "Life in the Fast Lane" and "One of Those Nights," among numerous others. Following a stint as the backing band for fellow singer-songwriter Linda Ronstadt, band members Frey and Henley forged what would soon become one of the defining bands of the '70s and '80s. They were soon joined by founding members Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner and went on to issue a string of successful albums, sell out arenas and sell millions of records.