We’ve spent the summer on a socially distanced road trip visiting some of our Opry members’ hometowns. Seeing their humble beginnings and tracing their musical journeys to Nashville, and then, to becoming Opry members has been quite the ride. Here’s the recap of where we’ve been so far.
& Vince Gill
Before Reba McEntire and Vince Gill stepped back into the circle on July 18th, we hit their home state of Oklahoma to see where they both got their start.
Before Opry member Blake Shelton became a country music superstar and household name, you could find him in his hometown of Ada, Oklahoma.
Kelsea Ballerini is well-known to her fans.
Carrie Underwood may have hit it big on American Idol and became one of the biggest names in country music, but she will always call Checotah, Oklahoma home.
Chris Young is well-known for hits like “Losing Sleep” and “Lonely Eyes,” but before becoming a big-time name in country music, he was growing up right outside of Nashville in Murfreesboro, TN.
Garth Brooks is well-known to his fans.
Dolly Parton is well-known to her fans.