The Show Goes On For Relocated Opry

A flooded Grand Ole Opry House was not enough to keep the hallowed country music institution from going forward and carrying on. Despite Nashville’s new and unwelcome disaster area status, the Tuesday night Opry performance went on as scheduled last night (5/4). Relocated to the War Memorial Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry convened with performers including Chris Young, Suzy Bogguss, Restless Heart, Marty Stuart, Jimmy C. Newman, Jack Green and Jeannie Seely (who lost her home in the flood). Also in attendance were Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker. Alexander took to the piano to perform a version of “Tennessee Waltz.”

“The Opry is a show,” said Grand Ole Opry Group President Steve Buchanan. “No matter where the show is held, it takes the heart of country music with it. This is a historic occasion.”


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