While we were there, the Grand Ole Opry was celebrating its 89th Birthday. They had an all-day event with music, etc. Unfortunately it was raining so I don't think they got the crowds they expected.
Tag would like a couple of these for the yard.
We were able to walk there from the hotel, so we went and did our back-stage tour.
All Grand Ole Opry members get to have their own mailbox for fan mail!
Everyone gets a dressing room for the evening. Some special people get their own private dressing room.
The Green Room
Just hanging out in the Green Room until they call me to go on stage.
They were setting up the stage for the evening's performance when we went through on our tour.
We posed in front of the giant birthday cake....too bad it wasn't real cake!
The outside was all decorated for the birthday party.
Tag and I on the "circle". That circle of stage was cut out of the Ryman stage when it closed to make room for the new Grand Ole Opry building. They put that circle onto the Opry stage so that the circle of performers would be unbroken.
The glitter and lights at the Opry as we made our way there to see the show that night.
The Grand Ole Opry show is a radio show. They let us know when we were "on air".
Little Jimmy Dickens...one of the original Grand Ole Opry stars. He's about 4 foot 10 and he's now 93 years old. He still loves to wear his rhinestone cowboy outfits and shows up at the Opry to sing a song whenever he feels like it.
We heard from several up-and-coming country stars. Then the star of show was Trace Adkins
At the end, he led the audience in a rendition of "Happy Birthday" to the Grand Ole Opry
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