The Show That Made
Country Music Famous

Our Story

The Grand Ole Opry is the stage that showcases the past, present, and future of country music. For 95 years, we’ve been the home to the art form’s growth and change, from the first broadcast in the National Life Building on WSM’s Barn Dance in 1925 to the move into the new Opry House in 1974, and now to audiences across the globe on Circle TV and host to the 55th Annual ACM Awards in 2020. The Opry remains the platform that connects artists and fans to the music they love.


Our live performance, radio and television broadcast show brings rising talent, superstars, and country legends together on our stage every week, along with great bluegrass, family-friendly comedy, and more. The Opry is never rehearsed, and never the same show twice.


The Opry House is the place where artists and performers gather, and a place many call home. We invite guests to walk with the stars and legends on a backstage tour that tells the stories of country music, the stars, and the stage that’s home to the unbroken Circle.

More Ways to Experience the Opry

The Grand Ole Opry is presented on more than just our stage at the Opry House every week. Discover how we showcase country music and our stories close to home and across the globe.

An integral part of Opry history, Ryman Auditorium was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Now, the Ryman hosts many Opry shows in downtown Nashville, and has its own rich history and stories to tell.

The new television network for country music fans, and the official network of the Grand Ole Opry. Circle keeps the music playing and the circle unbroken every week for millions of fans across the globe on television and on demand on the Opry livestream.

The radio home of the Grand Ole Opry since 1925, WSM Radio is the most famed country music radio station in the world and helped form the first solid sounds of country music. You can listen to the Saturday Night Opry broadcast live all over the world on WSM every week.

Opry Membership

There’s no magic formula and no secret code that grants access to one of the most coveted invitations in all of music. The path to an Opry membership may be in the hands of management, but its members guarantee the Grand Ole Opry’s future.


The Opry is for Everyone

Country music reflects many styles, genres, backgrounds and history, and so do our Opry fans, artists and employees. We celebrate each and every one and create exceptional experiences that bring people together. The Grand Ole Opry and Opry Entertainment Group are committed to working every day to provide a platform for diverse music and entertainment in an environment that is welcoming and free of discrimination for all.