Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Grand Ole Opry - Nashville - 6/21/2016
No first time visit to Nashville is really complete without going to the Grand Ole Opry. Our show was the culmination of a very busy day of touring. We were tired but the excitement of being at the historic Opry overcame that easily.
The main headliner this night was The Charlie Daniels Band. As I mentioned before, I am not a huge fan of country music but I have always like Charlie. He sure didn't let us down. I had no idea he was pushing 80. His voice is strong and he is full of performing energy.
I have already forgotten the names of the other performers. They were all very good but if you don't listen to country music it is harder to remember the names.
Check the three previous posts for more on our Nashville visit.
Here are a few photos of the evening.
The church pew seating is a traditional carry over from the Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Opry.
This girl is doing a warm up show before the Opry. She selects people from the audience to participate in contests throughout the night.
The show is broadcast live.
You can see a lighter color circle of wooden flooring in this photo. The wood for this circle came from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium so that the heritage of the Opry can be carried forward in the newer venue.
There were large screens around the perimeter of the auditorium so people could see the performers up close even if they were in the nosebleed seats like us.
A dance contest between acts.
This young performer brought modern energy to his country....a very contemporary sound.
Charlie Daniels and his band. Wow....he hasn't lost a step at 80.
A great way to end a day in Nashville. The Parthenon is the next post from Nashville.