Oct 16, 2015 originally posted on Examiner.com by this author/self.
The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville recently celebrated its anniversary, marking off 90 years since beginning. Many changes and even changes of scenery have transpired during that time. From the very beginning, then on to the Ryman Auditorium, then to the brand new (in the 1970’s) Grand Ole opry house, it can normally be counted on to entertain and inspire both performers and audience on each Saturday night, in person and over the radio airwaves.
Among some of the performers we have enjoyed in earlier years were Opry members that we remember hearing over the air: Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, June Carter, Mama Maybelle and the Carter Family.
We have attended performances at both the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville and also at the Grand Ole Opry House on Briley Parkway in the Donelson area of town. Some prefer one venue over the other, but each of them has it’s own charm and reasons for the show being so popular.