This past weekend, the grand Nashville institution of the Grand Ole Opry celebrated being in it's current home at the Grand Ole Opry House for the past 40 years. On hand to help celebrate were many of the Opry members and friends of the Opry, including many who have appeared as guests on the longest-running radio show.
We have several slideshow photos to share with our readers, especially for those who could not be there in attendance at this grand celebration event.
On one of our many trips to the Grand Ole Opry a few years past, we were able to take a back-stage tour before the Opry performances began and even got to take our own photos in the famous 'circle' on the floor of the stage.
To hear the weekly performances by the Grand Ole Opry cast and their guests, you can tune your radio to WSM-AM 650 each Saturday night, and you can also listen online at wsmonline.com.
Tickets to attend the Opry are a 'must' if you visit Nashville and those are available online at opry.com. Come to Nashville if you like country music and go to the Opry. We think you will be glad you did!
All photos by Rick Diamond of Getty Images:
Miranda Lambert is shown as she performs during the 40th Anniversary of The Grand Ole Opry House.
Little Jimmy Dickens, Bobby Osborne, Josh Turner and Bill Anderson perform during the 40th Anniversary of The Grand Ole Opry House on March 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Atmosphere photo shown during the 40th Anniversary of The Grand Ole Opry Houseon March 15, 2014 in Nashville, showing the 'circle', which is famous and all singers and visitors want to stand on it.
Grand Ole Opry Member Josh Turner is shown as he performs during the 40th Anniversary of The Grand Ole Opry House on March 15, 2014.
Longtime Grand Ole Opry member 'Whispering' Bill Anderson is pictured as he performs during the 40th Anniversary.
Grand Ole Opry members and friends, Bill Anderson, Clint Black, Diamond Rio, Green River Ordinance, Miranda Lambert, Old Crow Medicine Show, Opry Square Dancers, Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top Express, Riders In The Sky, Jeannie Seely, Jean Shepard, Blake Shelton, Connie Smith, Marty Stuart, Josh Turner and The Whites perform during the 40th Anniversary of The Grand Ole Opry House on March 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.