359. Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour


Okay, so no matter if you like country music, bluegrass, rock, punk, rap, hip-hop, or polka, you cannot deny the musical impact the Grand Ole Opry has had around the world. It’s the longest-running radio show. It took music to the masses. And, of course, it’s most definitely the show that made country music famous. Hugely famous. We’ve all heard of Minnie Pearl, right? And Brad Paisley? And Johnny Cash, Little Jimmy Dickens, Carrie Underwood, Charlie Daniels, George Jones, Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson, Loretta Lynn, Ralph Stanley, Barbara Mandrell, Reba, Dolly, and Keith? They and so many others have graced the stage – and the backstage – of the Grand Ole Opry. And you can walk in their footsteps at an Opry Backstage Tour. It’s really very cool to see how things work back there. Peer in the dressing rooms. Look at the photographs in the Living Room (what other shows might call the green room). See where they shot Hee Haw. Where the musicians come in through the artist entrance (If you do a post-show tour, you might see them leave through there, too.). And step out onto that historic wooden circle where so many have stood before you, look out into the empty House, and feel the history creep up your spine. Really. 

http://www.opry.com/shows/TourTheOpryHouse.html

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