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HIWAY AMERICA-“MUSIC CITY” NASHVILLE TN.

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                                                  HANK WILLIAMS ON THE GRAND OLE OPRY

Nashville

City: Nashville, TN
Region: Middle Tennessee
Subregion: Nashville & Surrounding Areas

There’s a place where music lives. A place where music hangs its hat and puts its feet up on the furniture. A place where people don’t just talk about songs and CDs and lyrics, but live them night and day. That place is Nashville. Music City.

But, while music is the lifeblood of Nashville, visitors will also find a city of culture and history, of haute cuisine, of pro sports, outstanding academics, natural beauty and pure Southern charm. Nashville is a place where the past and the future peacefully coexist and build, one on the other, to create a destination that appeals to the interests of every visitor. This city is alive. You can feel its pulse when you walk down its sidewalks. And, fortunately, you can also hear it almost anywhere you go.

Early WSM advertising postcard, late 1920s
“That circle is the most magical thing when you’re a performer,” says Brad Paisley, “to stand there and get to sing on those same boards that probably still contain dust from Hank Williams’ boots.”

Many things about the Opry have changed over the years – its members, the sound of its music, even its home. But there’s always that oak-solid center to remind every singer or musician who steps inside that they take part in something much larger than themselves, that wherever they go they have a connection to the legends and the giants who came before them.

As that wooden circle is the heart of the stage, the Opry’s heart is its music and its members – a broad scope of styles by a wide range of artists.

“The Grand Ole Opry celebrates country music’s diversity,” says Opry general manager Pete Fisher. “In addition, the Opry presents the many generations of artists who have formed country music’s legacy and continue to forge its future course.”

This early Opry souvenir features founder
George D. Hay (center) and Opry cast
members from the 1930s.

Early WSM advertising postcard, late 1920s

“That circle is the most magical thing when you’re a performer,” says Brad Paisley, “to stand there and get to sing on those same boards that probably still contain dust from Hank Williams’ boots.”

Many things about the Opry have changed over the years – its members, the sound of its music, even its home. But there’s always that oak-solid center to remind every singer or musician who steps inside that they take part in something much larger than themselves, that wherever they go they have a connection to the legends and the giants who came before them.

As that wooden circle is the heart of the stage, the Opry’s heart is its music and its members – a broad scope of styles by a wide range of artists.

“The Grand Ole Opry celebrates country music’s diversity,” says Opry general manager Pete Fisher. “In addition, the Opry presents the many generations of artists who have formed country music’s legacy and continue to forge its future course.”

This early Opry souvenir features founder
George D. Hay (center) and Opry cast
members from the 1930s.
AND WATCH>
HANK WILLIAMS SR. THE GRAND OLE OPREY “IM SO LONESOME I COULD DIE”
Check out this video on YouTube:http://youtu.be/lSiXv2_k

HIWAY AMERICA -MUSIC CITY – NASHVILLE TN. LOCATED AT ROUTE 24,65s,40. ALSO THE MAGNIFICENT GRAND OLE OPREY

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