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Grand Ole Opry Celebrates an Anniversary

During the month of March 2014, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN celebrates their 40th Anniversary at their current Opry House. The Opry show moved from the Ryman Auditorium in 1974 to the new location on Opry Drive. The Opry House opened March 16, 1974 with an appearance by President Nixon and his yo-yo lesson by Roy Acuff. That evening was the first time a President had attended an Opry show and still remains the only appearance by a United States President on the Grand Ole Opry Stage.

Grand Ole Opry Celebrates an Anniversary
Grand Ole Opry Celebrates an AnniversaryMichelle Lavallee

Although the Opry House was damaged in the 2010 Nashville flood, the Opry house and the circle have been restored and refurbished. A backstage tour of the Opry House which will allow guests to view the new dressing rooms that are themed and look fabulous can enhance your show experience.

The weekend will be star packed including the March 15, 2014 show which will feature Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Clint Black and Josh Turner. With Blake and Miranda playing on the same night, there could be a possible Opry invitation coming to Miranda from her Opry member husband Blake. There will be two shows scheduled for that night so if you cannot get tickets to the 7:00 PM show try to get to the 9:30 PM show.

On March 16, 2014 from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM, guests can take a self-guided backstage tour of the Opry House. Throughout the day there will be Opry staff, artists and volunteers participating in the Opry House Yo-yo-a-thon.