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January 27, 2010
From journal Nashville, Tennessee - Home of Country Music and Southern Cooking
December 28, 2009
From journal Christmas in Nashville
October 1, 2009
From journal Nashville, TN
Blacksburg, South Carolina
March 5, 2005
From journal Music City: Not Just About Music
October 26, 2004
You will notice that the exterior looks more like a church than an auditorium, with its red brick and colored windows. Begin your tour by sitting down (in a church pew) and listening to an 8-minute video narrated by Trisha Yearwood. It gives you the background of the Ryman and its place in the history of country music.
After the video, you can walk around the auditorium and look at all the displays of memorabilia related to the Ryman. There are costumes, records, and trivia from Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Tex Ritter, and many others. If you have always dreamed of being on the stage, this is your chance. You can walk right up there, belt out a tune, and even get your picture taken doing it. If you are really lucky, you will walk in on someone very good rehearsing. The others in my group got to watch Dave Brubeck rehearse; I was off visiting another of Nashville’s many venues at that moment.
After its time as a revival tabernacle, the Ryman became home to the Grand Ole Opry for many years. This auditorium, said to have acoustics second only to the Mormon Tabernacle, has seen the greats of country music come through its doors over the years. For a while between the 1970s, when the Opry moved to its new home, and 1993, the future of the Ryman was unsure. In 1993, Gaylord Entertainment made a commitment to restore this historic landmark.
Today, the Ryman has a full schedule of entertainment planned. You can see everything from contemporary music to jazz and classics here. You can either get a ticket for a self-guided tour or get a ticket for an event and get to hear the acoustics for yourself. The Ryman was named the Theatre of the Year in 2004 at the Pollstar Concert Industry Awards.
From journal Nashville- City of Dreams
June 16, 2003
Further on in our Nashville visit, we had our picture taken on an old "Hee Haw" set after the Grand Ole Opry show with a Canadian gal we met on tour at Twitty City (so you know this isn't current since he passed shortly after our trip at the age of 59.
On an abutting street is "Gilly's", which my daughter thought must be "a fish place" since she'd never heard of Mickey. See what I mean? But it was surely a wonderful visit and the tour/building awesome! There's history here for the country buff, for sure.
From journal Springtime in Music City
March 9, 2003
From journal Music City Nashville,TN
September 28, 2002
From journal Nashville - A Great Getaway Vacation
October 4, 2000
From journal Nashville, so much more than just country music