Industry Ink: Opry House Joins National Register of Historic Places

Nashville’s National Treasure

The Grand Ole Opry House has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. The Opry House opened on March 16, 1974 with a standing room only Opry performance attended by President and Mrs. Richard Nixon. The Opry’s sixth home, the venue is also the only home built specifically for the Opry and the residence the Opry has called home the longest.

Dr. Carroll Van West, Dir. of the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU and the Tennessee State Historian, prepared the nomination which was supported by the Tennessee State Historical Commission.

Opry House

Grand Ole Opry House

Rising Artists In The Studio

Singer-songwriter Katie Ohh is in the studio working with Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus. Ohh won NBC’s talent competition The Winner Is in 2013, taking home the $1 million prize. She has signed with John Birdwell and Charles Dorris at Red Couch Entertainment, and with Barrett Sellers at WME.

jay demarcus and katie ohh

Jay DeMarcus and Katie Ohh

Teen singing sensation and The X-Factor breakout star Rion Paige recently moved to Nashville and her debut EP is being produced by David Huff (The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Avicii, The Doobie Brothers).

rion paige and david huff

Rion Paige and David Huff

grammy logo1Save The Date

The Nashville Chapter’s 17th annual Grammy Block Party is set for May 12.

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