THE GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE KICKS OFF 95TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

The Grand Ole Opry House Kicks Off 95th Birthday Celebration

After seven months of no audiences due to the coronavirus, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House finally welcomed guests back on Saturday, for a special show kicking off a month-long celebration of the Opry’s 95th birthday.

The limited capacity audience of about 500 were all wore masks and socially distanced, and for their efforts they got to enjoy performances by Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Terri Clark and Lorrie Morgan.

Lorrie treated Saturday’s audience to performances of “Something In Red” and Skeeter Davis’ “End Of The World,” while Terri Clark performed”Better Things To Do” and Barbara Mandrell’s “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool.” Dierks, who was backed by his band, performed “Burning Man,” and Faron Young’s “Going Steady.”

Meanwhile, Vince kicked the night off with three songs he had never performed before, including Elvis’ Presley’s “In The Ghetto,” a tribute to its songwriter Mac Davis, who passed away last week,” as well as Roy Acuff’s “Night Train To Memphis” and Jimmy Newman’s “Cry Cry Darlin’.”

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