Grand Ole Opry Tickets

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It was broadcasted in 1925 for the very first time and now it is one of the longest lived and most popular and most celebrated shows for western music. Because of the popularity of the show, Nashville has become the capital of country music of America.

Interesting Facts

This show presents a combination of legends of country music and chart toppers of the genre.

The Opry is honored with the titles such as the Home of American Music and Country’s Most Famous Stage.

Introduction

Began in 1925 as a simple radio broadcast, Grand Ole Opry is a weekly live stage program based in Nashville currently owned and operated by Ryman Hospitality, Inc. The show is dedicated to honor the country music. The name Grand Ole Opry was firs uttered in the air in 1927. This American icon is the number one attraction of Nashville creating entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages.

History

The tale of Grand Ole Opry is almost 90 years old. It began just after five years after commercial success of radio in the U.S in the fifth floor radio studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company. Founded by George D. Hay, show was originally named the Barn Dance on a Chicago based radio program to cater southern audiences who could not receive the signals from Chicago show.

In 1932, the broadcasting power of the WSM radio increased and it was accessible to folks in the parts of Canada along with every Part of U.S. With the continuous fame of the show, the 500 seat auditorium was too small for accommodating large number of fans. After changing many locations, it moved to the Ryman Auditorium in 1943. Ryman remained its home for nearly 31 years until 1974.

Stars performed in The Opry

The popularity of the Opry was star driven and expanded exposure of Opry performers gave birth to live tours and Opry films. Country music legends who have performed in The Opry are Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Roy Acuff, Marty Robins, Ernest Tubb, Kitty Wells, Minnie Pearl and the Carter family, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Dixie Chicks, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Braid Paisley, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood and Garth Brooks. The most endured career was of Roy Acuff who had been associated with the Opry from the 1930s until his death in 1992.

Grand Ole Opry is the heartbeat of Country music and a place that is considered as home for many artists. As an important part of Nashville, the show offers live shows featuring country musical performances, skits and comedic performances for entertaining the fans. Be the luckiest among thousands of lovers who come to see the show live from all over the world.

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