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May 30, 2024

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Darryl Worley to Headline Opryland Dinner Show

The dinner show will feature Worley with special guests Lorrie Morgan, The Isaacs, Deana Carter, Billy Dean, Andy Griggs and Billy Gilman.

This holiday season, country music hitmaker Darryl Worley will headline a brand-new, multi-week dinner show residency as part of Gaylord Opryland’s 40th annual A Country Christmas.

Known for hits like “Have You Forgotten?,” “I Miss My Friend,” “Tennessee River Run,” and “Awful, Beautiful Life,” Worley will perform holiday classics and many of his career chart-toppers. Additionally, he’s invited several friends to help ring in the season.

The dinner show, titled Darryl Worley & Friends: Home for the Holidays, will feature special guests Lorrie Morgan, The Isaacs, Deana Carter, Billy Dean, Andy Griggs, and Billy Gilman, performing with Worley on select dates.

“Christmas has always been a special time for my family,” explains Worley. “Growing up, we never had a lot of excessive things, but my parents made sure Christmas was not just about the presents but about the experience and meaning of the season. I am so grateful to Gaylord Opryland for giving me a chance to share that Christmas spirit with all the people who visit Nashville during the holidays!”

Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas kicks off on November 10 with Worley’s debut dinner show beginning on November 23. He will headline 33 live dinner shows through Christmas Day. Held in the iconic 2,888-room hotel’s Tennessee Ballroom, guests will enjoy a delicious holiday meal prepared by the resort’s talented culinary team followed by Worley and Friends’ performances.

“Headlining a brand-new dinner show as part of the resort’s 40th annual A Country Christmas is an honor beyond words,” Worley continues. “Please come visit Gaylord Opryland for the holidays to see me, along with some very talented friends, as we share the music, memories, love, and joy of the holiday season!”

For ticket reservations, overnight room offers, dinner show dates and times, and a schedule of special guest performers, visit



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.