Grand Ole Opry Kicks Off 90th Anniversary Celebration
March 16, 2015 at 11:11 AM (PT)
The GRAND OLE OPRY will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a nine-month celebration beginning TUESDAY, MARCH 24th, when two shows will be held. Appearances will include BARD PAISLEY, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, DEL MCCOURY BAND, ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, and others.
Throughout the night's two shows, artists will share stories behind some of the seminal instruments and artifacts over the course of the OPRY's 90-year history. The fiddle played by UNCLE JIMMY THOMPSON on the first broadcast of what would become the GRAND OLE OPRY, the steamboat whistle used by OPRY founder GEORGE D. HAY to introduce broadcasts, a guitar used by LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS, and many other artifacts will comprise a portion of an OPRY HOUSE backstage display running through the 90th anniversary celebration and marking each of the OPRY's nine decades.
Throughout the two shows on MARCH 24th, the OPRY will unveil plans for the nine-month celebration set to include appearances by FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, OAK RIDGE BOYS, RASCAL FLATTS, REBA, and many more. For details on upcoming appearances and shows, visit www.Opry.com.