Since 1925, the Grand Ole Opry has been entertaining audiences with country music performances by the most talented artists in the industry. This weekly show has been on the air longer than any other program in U.S. history. Started by radio personality George D. Hay as an on-air "barn dance," the show is now broadcast live from the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry House to millions of radio and internet listeners around the world.
Becoming a member of the Grand Old Opry is considered to be a tremendous honor in the industry and the inductees agree to perform regularly on the show. Shows typically feature five to seven members as well as guest artists in a four-segment format.
Country music fans can see the lineup on the website and buy tickets to sit in the audience during the live broadcast. You can also take a guided backstage tour of the Opry House or Ryman Auditorium where you’ll have a chance to see exciting exhibits, take part in an immersive theater production with virtual hosts, and walk through the artist entrance just like your favorite performers!
The VIP tour is an unforgettable experience for the genre’s biggest fans. This exclusive opportunity puts you right in the green room where the stars relax before the show. During the first performance of the night, you’ll feel the anticipation from the audience as you see the artists take their place center stage from your vantage point behind the curtains.
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