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About The Opry

IT'S A LIVE SHOW

What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live entertainment phenomenon. Dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps.

The Opry, an American icon and Nashville, Tennessee’s number-one attraction, is world-famous for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages.

It’s been called the “home of American music” and “country’s most famous stage.” Every year, hundreds of thousands of people make pilgrimages across town or around the world to the Grand Ole Opry to see the show live. Millions more tune in to Opry broadcasts via a mobile app, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Nashville’s 650 AM WSM, and on opry.com and wsmonline.com. 

Unforgettable moments happen at the Opry every week… Moments like the night Opry legend Little Jimmy Dickens scaled a kitchen ladder to invite Trace Adkins to become an Opry member.

Or the night Carrie Underwood brought down the house with her rendition of the Tammy Wynette classic, “Stand By Your Man”, or the evening Vince Gill invited jazz vocalist Diana Krall to the stage for an impromptu duet.

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Many of those “Opry Moments” are the result of country music’s new stars, superstars and legends taking the same stage on the same night performing a wide variety of musical styles. During any given Opry show, audiences can expect the best in country, bluegrass, comedy, gospel, and more performed by Country Music Hall of Famers, Opry members who helped establish the Opry as the home of country music, revered superstars, and rising stars just starting to make names for themselves. “The Grand Ole Opry celebrates the diversity of all the musical styles under the country music umbrella. In addition, the Opry presents the many generations of artists who have formed country music’s rich legacy and continues to forge its future course,” says Opry General Manager, Pete Fisher. “The key to the Opry’s longevity can be attributed to its ability to evolve with the ever-changing musical landscape of the times.”

The Opry’s member roster reads like a who’s–who of country music and includes Bill Anderson, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Little Jimmy Dickens, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn, Martina McBride, Lorrie Morgan, Old Crow Medicine Show, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Darius Rucker,  Jean Shepard, Ricky Skaggs, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Trisha Yearwood, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and many more.

 

About Our Shows

GRAND OLE OPRY

The show that made country music famous features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music in each performance.  At the Opry, you can count on things happening you just can't see anywhere else.  Unlike a typical concert, the Opry presents eight or more artists on each show, giving the audience a sample of each artist's musical style. There's nothing quite like it anywhere else! 

Catch the Opry at the Grand Ole Opry House, February - October, or during the Opry's wintertime run at its most famous former home, the historic Ryman Auditorium, November - January.

Every Friday and Saturday night
Tuesday Night Opry - March 4 - December 9, 2014
Wednesday Night Opry - June 11 - August 6, 2014

OPRY COUNTRY CLASSICS

An exciting celebration of the songs that made Music City, Opry Country Classics features a celebrity host sharing great stories and songs; guests singing their own hits as well as timeless favorites by the likes of Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash; and a Spotlight Artist headlining the show with several of his or her memorable classics. They don’t make songs any more popular than those you’ll enjoy during Opry Country Classics, and there’s no better place to experience them than at the Ryman Auditorium.*

Thursdays March 27 - May 22, 2014 and October 2 - October 30, 2014

 

OPRY AT THE RYMAN

The show that made country music famous returns to its most famous former home, the Ryman Auditorium, during the winter months for limited engagements in downtown Nashville. 

Now - January 25, 2014 and again November 4 through the remainder of 2014.

 

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