Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy 87th Birthday to the Grand Ole Opry

By Butch Worrell Nashville, TN 87 years ago the Grand Ole Opry began it’s Saturday night radio broadcast, bringing the sound of country music to millions of fans.
A tradition that continues today in the same format with 30 minute segments hosted by Opry stars. A sense of family prevails among the stars and workers which makes this show unique. Tonight’s show featured Ricky Scaggs, Little Jimmy Dickens (still trucking on at 91 years young), the Whites, Ray Stevens, Riders in the Sky, Jason Aldean, Casey James, Mallery Hope, and Steve Warnier. The cake was rolled out by long time stagehand Gary leverett, son of the famous Opry photographer Les Leverett. Family counts backstage at the Opry.


David Oppenheimer said...

Great shots Butchie!

Abigaylemae said...

Great post...LOVE the pic of LJD :O)

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