Grand Ole Opry is known as the “Country’s most famous stage” because it is the world’s longest-running radio show which is like no other country’s stage in hosting country music or otherwise. The broadcast in this venue was started on November 28th 1925, and a weekly show was broadcasted for more than 4600 Saturday nights continuously. The Grand Ole Opry will broadcast on WSM-AM, SiriusXM satellite radio, and also on Nashville-area radio.
Six homes in 95 years
In November 1925, the Grand Ole Opry radio show began in National Life & Accident Insurance Company’s office in Nashville. The growth of this live show became tremendous and outgrew the insurance office. Later in 1934, it moved to the Hillsboro Theater, then in 1936, it again moved to Dixie Tabernacle. In 1939, the Opry show shifted to the War Memorial Auditorium and again in 1943 to Ryman Auditorium. Finally, the Grand Ole opry found its place in the Grand Ole Opera House in March 1974.
WSM barn dance
Until 1927, the radio show was not called by name. It has now; it was named Grand Ole opry when the radio announcer George D. Hay called the show by the expression on air. WSM was his inspiration before the WSM Barn Dance. It was a place where the featured Grand Opera selections and classical music. While the listeners were enjoying Grand Opera, George joked on air, they would be now enjoying the Grand Ole Opry, and that’s how the name Grand Ole Opry was kept.
A Giant transmission Tower
The live show requires a giant transmission Tower and 15.8 million feet of visual, audio, and lightning cable. The Complex House used 15.8 million feet of cable to broadcast the live shows transmitting from the same Tower since 1932, located in Brentwood, Tenn. This Tower was once known as the tallest in the USA.
Induction of more than 200 members
Pasty cline from Hank Williams, Martina McBride from Garth Brooks, Luke combs from Carrie Underwood. The membership list of the Grand Ole Opry is full of music legends and stars. Being asked to join the Opry in country music is one of the most outstanding and highest achievements, whereas the membership is not the only posthumous honour.
Ballerini is the youngest member of the Grand Ole Opry who was invited in March 2019 when the little big town changed the lyrics of their mid-performance to performance to extend the ask. The associated press said she was utterly shocked by the offer as she was just 25 years old.
Former US President Richard Nixon
after the relocation of the Grand Ole Opry in 1974, President Richard Nixon played the piano. He performed “Happy Birthday” and “My Wild Irish Rose” to contribute to his wife’s 62nd birthday.