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  Grand Ole Opry
Minnie Pearl and Roy Acuff onstage at the Grand Ole Opry, 1987
He joked that the audience had been listening to grand opera, but from then on the station would be presenting "the grand ole opry." The name stuck and has been used ever since.
The Grand Ole Opry is the longest-running live radio program in the world.
www.americaslibrary.gov /cgi-bin/page.cgi/es/tn/opry_1   (261 words)

  
  Grand Ole Opry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network.
The quality of the Opry suffered in the years following, and by the late 1970s and early 1980s the Opry was regarded by many country music fans as sort of a musical equivalent of a sports "old-timers' game," where only former stars were to be seen.
Wolfe, Charles K. A Good-Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grand_Ole_Opry   (1307 words)

  
 Grand Ole Opry - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Grand Ole Opry - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Grand Ole Opry, American radio and stage show that broadcast and influenced country music, especially in the 1940s and 1950s.
Born Loretta Webb in a log cabin in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, she was the daughter of a coal miner.
encarta.msn.com /Grand_Ole_Opry.html   (150 words)

  
 Grand Ole Opry - Country Music Radio Program
The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Ryman was home to the Opry until 1974, when the show moved to the 4,400-seat Grand Ole Opry House, located several miles to the east of downtown Nashville on a former farm in the Pennington Bend of the Cumberland River.
Being made a member of the Grand Ole Opry is to be identified as a member of the elite of country music.
www.jeffosretromusic.com /opry.html   (1195 words)

  
 Tennessee: Grand Ole Opry (Local Legacies: Celebrating Community Roots - Library of Congress)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
For over 75 years, the Grand Ole Opry has been entertaining America with a kind of spontaneous, unpretentious, unabashed presentation that is unique in broadcasting.
Hay became its announcer, launching the program as "The WSM Barn Dance." Two years later, Hay renamed it "The Grand Ole Opry." Hay's first commandment was: "Keep her down to earth, boys!" It came to be the goal of every folk musician, and later every country and western musician, to perform on the Opry.
Through the Opry, WSM had created a musical family that has in turn made Nashville "Music City, U.S.A." The advent of Opryland in 1972 marked a period of explosive growth, which has accelerated since 1983 when Opryland was acquired by Edward Gaylord.
lcweb2.loc.gov /cocoon/legacies/TN/200003532.html   (456 words)

  
 GRAND OLE OPRY, RYMAN AUDITORIUM, NASHVILLE, TN
he Grand Ole Opry was originally known as the WSM Barn Dance, and its inaugural broadcast was made from that station’s small fifth floor Studio A on November 28, 1925.
Saturday Nights With Daddy at the Opry is both the story of growing up with a backstage pass to the entertainment world in Nashville as well as a heartwarming tale of a beautiful father-daughter relationship.
From the time she was a baby, Les Leverett, who was the official photographer for the Grand Ole Opry took his daughter, Libby, with him each Saturday evening to witness country music's greatest entertainers.
www.southernmusic.net /grandoleopry.htm   (580 words)

  
 The Grand Ole Opry Turns 75!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Grand Ole Opry and the legends known for enhancing its stature in the entertainment world began a few blocks and worlds away from where it is now.
There are many, though, that believe the true inspiration for the Grand Ole Opry came on November 28, 1925 when Uncle Jimmy Thompson began fiddling tunes for the world to hear through the airwaves.
But still, the Opry as an institution will survive and move ahead propelled by artists who believe in the simple clear idea that was broadcasted from WSM Studio A long ago.
www.cybercountry.com /opry.htm   (1012 words)

  
 Grand Ole Opry Upgrades To Neumann And Sennheiser
Grand Ole Opry member Dierks Bentley performs a hit from his new album using the new Sennheiser SKM 5200 for the live audience at the Opry on October 4, 2006.
The basic format of the Opry stage consists of the upstage area that is reserved for the Grand Ole Opry band, the mid-stage line that is occupied by the piano, various guitars and their respective amplifiers, and finally the downstage area that is closest to the audience.
The Opry's unique sonic personality is a special blend of musicians and performers, the acoustic characteristics of the House, and the talented audio staff working behind the scenes.
livedesignonline.com /theatre/grand_ole_opry_upgrades_to_neumann_and_sennheiser   (999 words)

  
 Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, for more than 75 years has had the greatest country music stars in the world grace the Opry stage for its terrific show.
Note: Grand Ole Opry shows from November through February are performed at their original location in the historic Ryman Auditorium.
The name itself says it all - the Opry is indeed a grand experience, and certainly hosts an "ole" history that is embedded deep within the soul of any true country music performer and fan.
www.vacationsmadeeasy.com /NashvilleTN/activity/GrandOleOpryTicket.cfm   (859 words)

  
 ExhibitsUSA Exhibitions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Grand Ole Opry is the longest-running radio show in the country and an American institution.
Grand Ole Opry is an exhibition of 60 photographs taken between 1952 and 1960 by Gordon Gillingham, a commercial photographer from Madison, Tennessee, hired to photograph the program.
Grand Ole Opry will appeal to anyone interested in photography, social history, the history of radio and broadcasting, or country music.
www.maaa.org /exhi_usa/exhibitions/grandole/grandole.html   (332 words)

  
 Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry actually began as The WSM Barn Dance in November of 1925, as a one-hour showcase for rural music.
Grand Ole Opry is still heard every week on WSM, presenting the best in country music from the past and present.
Grand Ole Opry was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1992.
www.museum.tv /rhofsection.php?page=283   (236 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Grand Ole Opry: Books: Colin Escott   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
A night at the Opry means generations of performers all on the stage together, from Little Jimmy Dickens, who has been performing at the Opry since 1948, to 30 year old recent inductee Dierks Bentley.
Grand Ole Opry members perform live regularly, and have included legends of the past and present such as Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, Johnny Cash, and Hank Williams.
For the half million people who attend the Opry each year, and the millions who tune in around the world each week to listen to the live broadcast on 240 country radio stations, this will be the ultimate book on the home of country music.
www.amazon.co.uk /Grand-Ole-Opry-Colin-Escott/dp/1931722862   (429 words)

  
 The Bluegrass Blog: bluegrass music news
The Opry broadcasts can be heard online via streaming audio from the WSM web site, and their radio can be heard over a wide portion of the southern and central US at 650 AM.
The Grand Ole Opry is chock full of bluegrass this Saturday night, with Rhonda Vincent, Ricky Skaggs, Cherryholmes, Jesse McReynolds, and The Whites all slated to perform during the radio broadcast.
This Opry show is a part of their special Memorial Day salute to US servicemen and women, with particular emphasis on those serving overseas.
www.thebluegrassblog.com /tag/grand-ole-opry   (4419 words)

  
 Nashville Hotels: Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry has many hotels located within 5 miles.
The six-foot circle of dark, oak wood in the Opry House stage is shiny but clearly well worn.
Cut from the stage of the Opry's famous former home, the Ryman Auditorium, this circle gives newcomers and veterans alike the opportunity to sing on the same spot that once supported Uncle Dave Macon, Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline, and others.
www.roomrate.com /nashville/attractions/GrandOleOpry.asp   (172 words)

  
 Grand Ole Opry — Infoplease.com
Grand Ole Opry: 2002 PGMS Grand Award Winner for Amusement/Theme Park.(LM presents: award-winning landscape management)(Brief Article)...
The Grand Ole Opry and the urban South.(Essay)
Viacom-owned CMT: Country Music Television is ditching the venerable Grand Ole Opry Live music show, one of its most popular but old-skewing......
www.infoplease.com /ce6/ent/A0930511.html   (410 words)

  
 Grand Ole Opry | Bar/Club Review | Nashville | Frommers.com
The show that made Nashville famous, the Grand Ole Opry is the country's longest continuously running radio show and airs every weekend from a theater adjacent to the Opryland Hotel.
In late 2003 the 4,400-seat Grand Ole Opry House got its first major refurbishment since 1974, when the program was moved from the Ryman to its current home in the Music Valley.
The Opry's line-up of performers for Friday and Saturday nights are announced each Wednesday prior to the shows, which are staged at the Opry House in Music Valley from March through October, and at the Ryman Auditorium from November through February.
www.frommers.com /destinations/nashville/N24103.html   (436 words)

  
 CNN.com - Entertainment - Grand Ole Opry celebrates 75th birthday - October 15, 2000
The Opry is the longest continuously running radio show in the nation and the last survivor of the big country music shows of radio's golden age.
Today, the Opry is broadcast on cable television and the Internet with a new generation of singers, including Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, in its cast.
The birthday shows were vintage Opry, with plenty of nods to family and Opry legends who have died.
archives.cnn.com /2000/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/15/grandoleopry.ap   (566 words)

  
 Grand Ole Opry : Merchandise
Grand Ole Opry CD Mega-stars JIMMY BUFFETT, ALAN JACKSON, and GEORGE STRAIT joined together for the first time ever in May of ‘04 at Texas Stadium in Dallas.
From soaring triumphs to heartbreaking losses, these firsthand accounts and hundreds of photos from the Grand Ole Opry archives (many of which have never been published) deliver a fascinating and exclusive look at the birthplace of country music.
The Grand Ole Opry performance was the first at Carnegie Hall in over forty years and featured a line-up of artists, all Opry members, whose talent spans six decades and represents the very finest in country music.
www.richardsandsouthern.com /grandoleopry   (1305 words)

  
 Grand Ole Opry Summary
The name "Opry" was an intentional jibe at the world of classical music, often perceived as pretentious, and the Grand Ole Opry followed NBC's national Musical Appreciation Hour, a show devoted to classical music and opera.
Among the Opry's biggest female stars in the 1940s and beyond was Minnie Pearl, one of country music's greatest comediennes, known for her flower hats with the price tag attached, her high-pitched "Howdeee!" greeting, and her routines that lovingly chronicled rural life.
New Opry managers Jim Denny and Jack Stapp attempted to modernize the show, and although old-timers like Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, and Hank Snow still made appearances, often hosting their own segments, the Opry continued to use its star system approach, promoting younger stars to add to the roster of older, established stars.
www.bookrags.com /Grand_Ole_Opry   (2954 words)

  
 Grand Ole Opry St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
The name "Opry" was an intentional jibe at the world of classical music,; often perceived as pretentious, and the Grand Ole Opry followed NBC's national Musical Appreciation Hour, a show devoted to classical music and opera.
Hay announced one evening that although listeners had spent the last hour hearing grand opera,; he would now present what he called the "Grand Ole Opry." The name proved popular, and it became the official name of the show that year.
In the 1930s, the emphasis of the Grand Ole Opry shifted away from its rough rural edge and moved more in the direction of modern country music.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100532   (766 words)

  
 Grand Ole Opry News - Topix
Born Edward Garvin Futch, it's no wonder that his name was changed by a record executive to Eddy Raven on his very first single, released on tiny Cosmos Records in the late '60s.
Grand Ole Opry says singer's age discrimination suit groundless
I edit the Grand Ole Opry News pages on Topix when no humans are available to help.
www.topix.net /movies/grand-ole-opry   (1002 words)

  
 hillbilly-music.com - Grand Ole Opry
A search for a new home began and soon they found the Hillsboro Theatre, whidch was a former movie house in what was then the southwest part of the city.
And there the Opry stayed until March 16, 1974 when the new Opryland complex opened.
On occasion, the Opry moves its shows to the Ryman to keep in touch with its historical base.
www.hillbilly-music.com /programs/story/index.php?prog=200   (866 words)

  
 Roughstock's History of Country Music - Acuff & The Grand Ole Opry
The Opry began as a show with primarily part-time artists who used the show to promote their live appearances throughout the South and Midwest, but with the help of Roy Acuff, the professionalism of country music became established at the Opry.
Making his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in 1938, Acuff soon became a regular on the show, changing the name of the band once more to the Smoky Mountain Boys.
He continued to appear regularly on the Grand Ole Opry throughout the '70s and '80s, but cut down on his previously extensive touring schedule, until by the early '90s his only appearances were infrequent guest spots at Opryland.
www.roughstock.com /history/acuff.html   (576 words)

  
 The Grand Ole Opry by Colin Escott
Filled with first-hand accounts from those through the years who made The Opry their home, as well as photos, promotional pieces and show programs that leave the reader with a sense of pride for this enduring legend.
Vince Gill contributes an impressive foreword, outlining what the Opry was and how it shapes the country music industry today.
No matter what your music inclinations are, The Grand Ole Opry has touched your life or influenced music you hear today.
www.myshelf.com /miscellaneous/06/grandoleopry.htm   (230 words)

  
 Grand Ole Opry : Calendar of Events
The Opry hosts Signature Shows throughout the year highlighting the sounds and voices that make country music America's music and the Opry country's undisputed home.
Every week, the Grand Ole Opry blends the excitement of a live audience, the heritage of the world’s longest-running live radio show, and an incredible mix of talent to create a uniquely American experience like no other.
The lineup for each Grand Ole Opry show is not completely finished until just a few days before the show, so it is impossible to post the weekly schedule far in advance.
www.opry.com /TicketsAndInformation/Calendar.aspx   (1099 words)

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