Grand Ole Opry…

ISOA Banner Country music has never been my friend but in 1012 when we were in the area we visited the Grand Old Opry, or at least the early version of if. It was fascinating to see this almost eighty year old building that had been the start of so many country and blue grass artists.

Here are some pictures of that visit.

As usual click on any picture to see a larger slideshow version.

Since my mind can no longer wrap itself around the sound of musical instruments this media hasn’t much meaning to me anymore but this Nashville building was well worth the visit. I found the Helen Keller portrait there quite interesting.  In some respects I am a socialist too….

After visiting this building we tried to get a look at the inside of the new one which is out in the suburbs but they wanted $30 apiece just to peek inside!! No way was I going to pay that but I did get a picture of the outside of the building.  🙂

4 thoughts on “Grand Ole Opry…

  • I was moved to tears when I visited the Grand Ole Opry in 2013. I had always heard about the radio program broadcast from there from my old neighbor, who played the banjo in a local country band. What it would have meant to him to visit the Mother Church of country music! John Conlee performed Rose Colored Glasses that night. That nearly did me in, flooding me with memories of my now-deceased friend and colleague Rose, who always sang that at the soirees. Long live country music.

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  • Aren’t memories l those precious. I had a good friend in college who was killed his first week in Vietnam. He left behind a new bride and an unborn baby. When I touched his name on the wall in DC I broke out into wild tears thinking about him. A rush just totally engulfed me.

    Thanks for the story Mona… and bringing back memories of “my” good friend. He too could certainly play the guitar and was a Dylan fan as I was….

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    • In my youth, meaning college years, I was heavy into folk music so didn’t have much room for the opry venue. Diversity is the motto of our country so there is always room for other types of music. 🙂
      Thanks for the thoughts Richard…

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