"I for one am excited to show you around this home of ours, a true country music showplace. I'll see you backstage."
- BLAKE SHELTON
JOIN THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!
The Grand Ole Opry has launched its 90th anniversary year, a nine-month celebration of nine decades of great country music. As part of the celebration, you’ll see special displays showcasing such artifacts as the fiddle played by Uncle Jimmy Thompson on the very first broadcast of what would become the Grand Ole Opry, a steamboat whistle used by Opry founder George D. Hay to introduce Opry broadcasts, a guitar strap used by Opry great Little Jimmy Dickens, who passed away at the dawn of the Opry’s 90th year, and items representing each decade of the Opry’s history, including more recent Opry inductees Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner.