Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ryman Auditorium and Country Music Hall of Fame, September 14, 2010

Country Music Hall of Fame

May the Circle Be Unbroken (Theme song of the Grand Ole Opry)
Gallery of brass plaques of members

Porter Wagner

Gold Records

Tootsie's (famed bar across alley from backstage Ryman where many stars slipped away between shows to have a few drinks, and many times entertained there).

Well, we just had to do this.

The Confederate Gallery - The Ryman had this second floor gallery built
in the late 1800's to accomodate a reunion of Confederate soldiers.

A picture through a window on the stairs of the alley behind the stage,
where stars would slip out and go through the backdoor of Tootsie's Bar.

The Ryman Auditorium built in 1892.
(Took 7 years to build and cost $100,000.)

Bronze of Jimmy Acuff and Cousin Minnie Pearl

Nashville, downtown

The Ryman Auditorium (looking down from the top of the parking garage).

The Ryman Auditorium
We were also going to visit the Grand Ole Opry at Opryland, a few miles away, but it had flooded in May of this year during a freak rain event (18 inches of rain in 12 hours), and was in the process of being restored. They weren't letting people through the gate.

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