Grand Ole Opry
“How-dy! I’m just so proud to be here!” — Minnie Pearl
Justin, Michelle, and I went to do what visitors do in Nashville — we toured the Grand Ole Opry (and the massive hotel). We visited the museum first, and then got started on our tour.
They were setting up for that night’s show, so we got a bit of ‘behind the scenes’ action.
We also got to take a turn to stand on the circle of original Ryman Auditorium stage, at the center of the current Opry stage. (It’s kind of a big deal.) You can sing too, but there were no takers on our tour.
The most interesting thing, to me, was learning that all members of the Grand Ole Opry have their own mailbox at the Opry. Not only that, for a letter to reach the Opry, all it needs is the name of the singer and “Grand Ole Opry.” It’s like writing to Santa Claus, or the president. “Alison Krauss and Union Station, Grand Ole Opry” It’ll get there. Amazing.