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  • This Week in Entertainment History: Nov. 26-Dec. 2

    Nov. 28, 1925: The Grand Ole Opry is founded. The weekly country music concert was launched by George D. Hay in Nashville, Tennessee, as a one-hour radio ‘barn dance’ on WSM. One of the longest-running radio broadcasts in the country, its performers include country music legends such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, the Carter family, Dolly ...

  • Debbie Reynolds Dead at 84 -

    Debbie Reynolds, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress who was the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital. She was 84. “She wanted to be with Carrie,” her son Todd Fisher told Variety. She was taken to the hospital from Todd Fisher’s Beverly Hills house Wednesday ...

  • Hello Dolly: The country music legend's life in photos

    At age 12, Parton made her first ever television appearance on Knoxville TV in 1959. And a year later, at 13, she made her recording debut with a small label and also gave her first performance at the Grand Old Opry.

  • Rock 'n' roll life: Memorable musician biopics -

    “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic showing the rise and fall of the hip hop group N.W.A., is set to release on August 14. Here’s a look at some other memorable biopics of musical stars and bands.

  • Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief -

    Justin Timberlake attends Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief on Sept. 12, 2017 in Universal City, California.

  • Florence Henderson, "The Brady Bunch" mom, dies

    Florence Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful matriarch of "The Brady Bunch," has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82. Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los ...

  • "Eric & Jessie" Recap: Season 3, Episode 8 - MSN

    Jessie James Decker celebrates her sister's baby shower before performing at the Grand Ole Opry with two surprise guests. Watch what happened in the season finale!

  • In Memoriam 2016 -

    Tyrus Wong, whose paintings served as visual inspiration for Disney’s animated classic “Bambi,” died Dec. 30. He was 106. Barbara Tarbuck, who starred as Lady Jane Jacks on "General Hospital" for more than a decade and recently appeared on "American Horror Story," died in Los Angeles on Dec ...

  • Famed character actor Abe Vigoda recalled as a class act

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nobody who knew "The Godfather" and "Barney Miller" actor Abe Vigoda made mourners smile through their tears Sunday faster than comedian and friend Gilbert Gottfried. "This is the 20th time we buried Abe Vigoda," Gottfried announced to a memorial service audience of more than 100. It was a reference to a running joke about whether Vigoda, the character actor best known for ...

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    Musician Justin Timberlake performs at the 2017 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on Sept. 23, 2017 in Franklin, Tenn. Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry perform during 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes & Friends Tribute to Randy Travis at Bridgestone Arena on Feb. 8, 2017 in ...

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  • Home | Grand Ole Opry

    Official site of the Grand Ole Opry, the Show that Made Country Music Famous.

  • Grand Ole Opry - Wikipedia

    The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville on November 28, 1925. On October 18, 1925, management began a program featuring "Dr. Humphrey Bate and his string quartet of old-time musicians." On November 2, WSM hired long-time announcer and program director George D. "Judge" Hay, an ...

  • Grand Ole Opry - YouTube

    The Grand Ole Opry is the show that made country music famous. Emanating from Nashville, TN since 1925, the Opry showcases the new stars, legends, and supers...

  • Decades of Grand Ole Opry Hits Highlighted in New ...

    For almost 90y years, the Grand Ole Opry has come to symbolize the best of what is associated with country music. A brand new four-CD set shines the spotlight on some of that illustrious musical history with the release of Grand Ole Opry By The Decades – a collection that is available exclusively ...

  • Grand Ole Opry - Ryman Auditorium

    CAREERS LAUNCHED. GENRES BORN. MILLIONS ENTERTAINED. How the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman changed the music industry forever. The Grand Ole Opry® began just five years after commercial radio was born in the United States. In 1925, the National Life and Accident Insurance Company built a radio ...

  • About - Opry City Stage

    The most legendary stage in country music, the Grand Ole Opry is uniquely positioned to tell the genre’s evolving story to the world. The venue launches with the exhibit Iconic Fashions From The Opry Archives, documenting decades of fashions of legendary artists including Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, and Taylor Swift.

  • History of the Opry | Grand Ole Opry

    "When I was 8 or 9 years old, we had a battery radio, I remember, but the only time my father ever turned it on was for the news and Saturday night for the Grand Ole Opry."

  • Country Stars Who Were Banned from the Grand Ole Opry

    The Grand Ole Opry is like country music’s biggest family. But unlike your actual family, the Opry will straight up kick you out. Sometimes, we all wish our family was more like the Opry. It all started as a simple radio broadcast 91 years ago on station “WSM 650 AM.” Opry management has since ...

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    Tickets. Grand Ole Opry Opry House Backstage Tours Opry at the Ryman ... It's no wonder this live radio show has been entertaining people for nearly nine decades. Please note that due to the nature of the Opry, a complete artist line-up is not posted until the week of each show and even then may change. Promotional Code. If you have a promotion ...

  • WSM (AM) - Wikipedia

    WSM (branded The Legend) is a 50,000-watt AM radio station located in Nashville, Tennessee.It broadcasts a full-time country music format (with classic country and Americana leanings, the latter of which is branded as "Route 650") at 650 kHz and is known primarily as the home of The Grand Ole Opry, the world's longest running radio program. The station's clear channel signal can reach much of ...

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