I’m really grateful for Carmen because if it weren’t for her I never would have had the opportunity to check out the Grand Ole Opry. It didn’t even occur to me to go. I’m glad that she asked me. I had no idea what I was missing out.
Brian was jealous when he found that we were going to a show. I promised to take him to Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry for his birthday this year, so that’s what we did last weekend. The one thing that Carmen and I didn’t get to do last year was the backstage tour. Our travel schedule was really tight though, and we could barely squeeze in the show as it was.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the tour…
A photo of the empty auditorium.
This is the artists’ entrance.
The funniest part about this next photo is that as soon as I did it, a bunch of people from our tour group wanted to take the exact same photo. I’m such a trendsetter! LOL.
The most significant part about this circle is that it was a section of floor that was carved out of the original Opry House so that the present-day performer is standing on the same floor that other Country Music performers of the past have stood on.
Pretty amazing, huh?
Brian and I got to stand on the circle.
This is one of my most favorite photos of the evening.
I could barely see over the lectern.
This is a photo of our knowledgeable tour guide.
A close up photo of the mic stand.
They were able to salvage this art work after the flood. You can actually see the faint water stain halfway down the painting.
These next series of photos are of the beautifully-decorated dressing rooms backstage. They each have unique themes.
There are no closets in the dressing rooms so the performers are assigned lockers for any belongings that they wish to store.
Wall of Opry members, the newest one being Keith Urban.
A display case of Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl memorabilia.
The Grand Ole Opry post office.
Looking up at the ceiling of Studio A.
We took this photo while waiting for the backstage tour to begin, but I guess we weren’t suppose to… Ooops!