Country music royalty has performed the Grand Ole Opry.  Many stars started their careers at the famed musical venue.  Now a classic rock group is set to make their debut at the Opry more than 40 years after they started their band.

The Doobie Brothers have strong roots in the South with their style of rock and laid back songs like "Black Water."  Even without Michael McDonald, the band still keeps true to their original sound, and are still recognized as favorites.

The Doobie Brothers will be making its Grand Ole Opry debut on Sat., Feb. 26. Founding members Pat Simmons and Tom Johnston along with members John McFee (known to country music audiences for his days in Southern Pacific) and Guy Allison will be joined by touring member John Cowan, originally of New Grass Revival, in a performance of Doobie hits and songs from their newest release World Gone Crazy.

This is sure to be a great show, and it's a bigger part of The Opry's "All Star Weekend."  I've seen the Doobie Brothers last summer at The Woodlands, and they really haven't missed a beat.  They still draw a good crowd, and rock out their hits as good as they ever have.  I can find no announcements on the weekend being televised, but tickets are on sale at

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