Sunday, June 26, 2011

Grand Ole Opry

Wow, what a night!! We had a great time at the Grand Ole Opry. I felt like royalty the way they treated us (in my wheelchair). We had 4th row center seats and they were fantastic for taking pictures and seeing all of the activity taking place on stage. The Grand Ole Opry is the longest running live radio show in the world. This makes the experience so unique.

There were several of the older performers there last night, Jimmie Dickens, The Whites, Jim Ed Brown, Ray Pillow and Connie Smith. And also several new, up and coming groups that I am sure we will hear more about in the months and years to come. Three were especially good – Dailey & Vincent, Foster & Lloyd and Frankie Ballard. The show started at 7:00PM and was over at about 9:30.

I was amazed that Jimmie Dickens is still performing. He is 90 years old and he did some jokes (very funny I might add) and sang two songs. He can still carry a tune very well.
We did our tourist thing and visited the gift shop and purchased Opry coffee mugs and t-shirts. Gotta have those souvenirs!!

We are planning to relax today and then get out tomorrow and Tuesday for some day trips. Charley wants to visit the Jim Beam distillery and a couple of other distilleries in the area. We also want to tour Nashville and see how much has changed since we were last here.

Below are a few of the many pictures that we took at the Opry. Hope you enjoy them!!

 The entrance to the Opry

 The Minnie Pearl look-a-like that was greeting everyone at the entrance

Little Jimmie Dickens – yes, that is him (standing up) behind the podium – shows you how short he really is!!

Frankie Ballard

The Whites (part of them)

Charley – oops – he didn’t perform!!

Foster & Lloyd

Jim Ed Brown

Connie Smith

 Dailey & Vincent (they were really great)

Click on the picture below to see all of our Opry pictures.
Jun 25, 2011


  1. Gotta love the Grand Ole Oprey! Thanks for taking us along with your story and photos!

  2. Jimmy is amazing. Thanks for the memories. We were there last year for our fourth visit. It is always good!

  3. So glad you had a great time there... Loved your photos!!!
    Have fun & Travel safe

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  4. Sounds like you guys had a really great evening at the Grand Ole Opry! Little Jimmie Dickens sure has the right name!! Great pics!