We stepped into 2023 and straight onto the iconic Ryman Auditorium stage for an entire January of Opry at the Ryman. There were a few once-in-a-lifetime performances, some big surprises, and a whole lot of good music.

Here are some of our favorite moments from the Grand Ole Opry's return to the Ryman: 

Comedians Henry Cho & Gary Mule Deer Invited to the Opry

Comedians Henry Cho and Gary Mule Deer were both invited to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry by long-time country legend and friend, Marty Stuart, during Opry at the Ryman.

Jamey Johnson Performs “In Color”

Opry member Jamey Johnson performed his tear-jerking hit “In Color” on the Ryman stage.

Chapel Hart Pays Tribute to Dolly Parton

Superstar trio Chapel Hart sang a few odes to Dolly during Opry Goes Dolly on January 21. Our favorite? Their acoustic cover of "Jolene." 

Vince Gill, Charlie Worsham, and Don Schlitz hold a Writers' Round

Some of Nashville's most accomplished songwriters took turns performing some of the country hits they've written. 

“Rocky Top” on the Ryman Stage

Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press performed the classic “Rocky Top” at Opry at the Ryman.