Grand Ole Opry House Named Venue of the Year by Academy of Country Music
Nashville, TN — May 07, 2007
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2007) The Academy of Country Music has named the Grand Ole Opry House Venue of the Year. The venue is the home of the Grand Ole Opry and also hosts countless concerts, television tapings, award shows, corporate events, and other shows throughout the year. The 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 8:00 pm ET on CBS.
The Opry House was built in 1974 and was renovated in 2003 with enhancements to its production capabilities, including a new front-of-house audio system, an automated mixing console, acoustical treatment of the theater, a new projection system and enhanced stage lighting. The renovations also included two sizable additions that now frame the original building and contain a 2,400-square-foot gift shop, and a 2,000-square-foot box office.
Among the artists who will soon perform at the Grand Ole Opry are Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Jimmy Dickens, Patty Loveless, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Sugarland, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood, and Porter Wagoner.