THROUGH THE DECADES

From the WSM Barn Dance to the “Harmonica Wizard” and first African-American Opry member, Deford Bailey, to Johnny meeting June, and from Minnie Pearl joining the cast to James Brown capturing us with his performance to Bill Murray crashing the show, the Opry has been the platform for the growth of country music and the stories around the good and the bad for 95 years. Discover some moments throughout history that helped shape the music and the Grand Ole Opry we know and love today.