Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, TN

6 10 2009
  • 2802 Opryland Drive
  • Nashville, TN 37214
  • (615) 871-6779
  • Website
The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN

The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN

I don’t know when it happened, but at one point when I was living in Peoria, I started listening to country music.  Growing up, I hated the stuff.  Only the “hicks” at my school of 400 listened to country music and I wanted to be cool, so I listened to hip hop.  Thankfully, I grew out of that phase, but I was left in radio limbo.  What do I listen to?  I tried to be interested in classic rock, but no luck.  The radio station I worked at in school was a Top 40, so that’s what I ended up listening to. 

Since my job in Peoria involved me being ina car most of the day, I just tuned in the Top 40 station.  After hearing the same Jessica Simpson song eight times in one day, I started scanning the radio.  I ended up on a country station from Galesburg, IL which is about 35 west of Peoria.  I just started listening and eventually, the music grew on me. 

Now, J and I are big country music fans.  We’ve seen almost every major star in concert and used to religiously watch CMT’s Top 20 Countdown.  When we decided to go to Tennessee for our honeymoon, there had to be a stop in Nashville.

After eating lunch at Neely’s Bar-B-Que, we headed across town to check out the major country music attraction in Nashville.  The Grand Ole Opry. Read the rest of this entry »