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See Jason Isbell Make Grand Ole Opry Debut With 'Flagship'

Jason Isbell is no stranger to Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, whose pin-drop acoustics and legendary stage hosted the singer more than a half-dozen times in 2015 alone. Even so, last month's three-song set at the Ryman proved to be a different sort of gig for Isbell, who made his official solo debut...

See Carrie Underwood's Intense 'Heartbeat' Performance on the Opry

For Grand Ole Opry members past and present, the opportunity to play onstage at the 90-year-old Opry's former home, the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, is always special. The holiday season, when the Opry moves from the Opry House to the Ryman for a few weeks, makes the occasion even more...

Watch Chris Stapleton Silence the Opry With 'Amanda'

When Chris Stapleton walked onto the Grand Ole Opry stage on September 24th, 2013, only a handful of audience members recognized his name.  A former member of the SteelDrivers, Stapleton had recently gone solo, signing his own record deal with Mercury Nashville and releasing his first single, "What Are You Listening...

2015 In Memoriam: Country Stars We Lost This Year

Just days into 2015, country music lost Little Jimmy Dickens, the face of the Grand Ole Opry and one of the genre's most charismatic performers. Even now, as the year comes to a close, his loss continues to sting. In addition to the death of Dickens and other iconic performers like Lynn Anderson,...

When James Brown Played the Grand Ole Opry

In the 1970s, James Brown and Porter Wagoner became friends. Wagoner was of course a major player in country music and so he managed to schedule the Godfather of Soul in the nation’s least friendly virtue to his kind of music, the Grand Ole Opry. It shouldn’t have been so hostile, as country and soul […]

Watch Chris Young Honor Keith Whitley at the Grand Ole Opry

It's been more than 26 years since Keith Whitley performed his final song at the Grand Ole Opry, closing out a successful run on the show with his version of Lefty Frizzell's "I Never Go Around Mirrors." Decades later, Chris Young is keeping Whitley's torch burning, thanks to a voice that...

CARIBBEAT: Ole Time Grand Market brings Christmas cheer

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

A family-friendly Jamaican-style Christmas holiday show is coming to Queens on Sunday.

Christmas Event of Ole Miss Renamed Because of Too Much Christian Connotation

The University of Mississippi has renamed its "A Grand Ole Christmas" event after it was deemed as "too Christian."

How the Grand Ole Opry Got Its Name

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

On December 10, 1927, a radio personality's quick quip launched a country music institution.

Nashville Star Confirms Her Engagement To Fellow Musician! Get The Scoop On The Proposal!

Congrats to Clare Bowen and Brandon Robert Young! The Nashville star said "yes" to her longtime beau during their performance at The Grand Ole Opry at Ryman Auditorium on Saturday. Talk about a night to remember! The musicians often perform together and share their sweet romance on social media. Related: Clare Explains Why She Cut Her Hair The 31-year-old [...]

Nashville's Clare Bowen: Engaged to Brandon Robert Young!

Clare Bowen has confirmed that she is engaged to longtime boyfriend Brandon Robert Young! The 31-year-old Nashville actress was performing at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night (December 5) when Brandon popped the question. “Thank you!” Clare tweeted to a Nashville music outlet that posted about the news. This weekend was Clare‘s first time [...]

Donald Trump to Republican Jews: 'I'm a Negotiator Like You Folks'

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

The Republican presidential candidates have had a grand ole’ time pandering awkwardly to Jewish GOP donors at the Republican Jewish Coalition forum today in Washington, D.C.—and none more than Donald Trump, the shriveled pinto bean you had to pluck out of your Chipotle burrito basket, who was introduced as “a mensch with chutzpah.” Read more...

Chivalry developer trademarks Mirage: Arcane Warfare

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare was absolutely great. Take a load of shouty knights, make them chuck axes and swing swords at each other in a first person melee-fest, and you’ve got yourself a grand ole time. Plus it gets extra points for...Show More Summary

I Bet I Can Guess Who Bought Penelope Disick This ‘What Would North Do?’ T-Shirt

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Penelope Disick may only be three years old, but indoctrination into the church of North West happens without warning or permission. Though tiny Penelope and her best friend regularly appear to be having a grand ole time together, clearly someone thought that the lines needed to be drawn early as... More »

Neko Case Talks New Box Set, DIY Days, Getting Kicked Off Grand Ole Opry

It's mid-afternoon on an October day and Neko Case has her work cut out for her: She must sign 500 copies of her new vinyl box set, Truckdriver, Gladiator, Mule. "My wrist is feeling supple," she says with a big laugh. "It feels pretty NASCAR." Today marks the first time the auburn-haired,...

Watch the Trailer for Grand Ole Opry's Silver Screen Debut

"There are two places you play," says Brad Paisley. "There's the Grand Ole Opry and everywhere else."  That line closes the just-released trailer for the big-screen film American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry, featuring appearances by Paisley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker and other Opry members, along with newer...

At The Bar Behind the Grand Ole Opry

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

For drinkers at Tootsies Orchid Lounge, glory was either a world away or just a 10-second sprint. Here, Paul Hemphills portrait of their heyday from his seminal The Nashville Sound.

See Blake Shelton Fire Up the Opry With 'Gonna'

Blake Shelton's latest hit "Gonna" is a sunny, straightforward tribute to the excitement of kickstarting a new relationship, and during a recent appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, the singer performed it with an extra dose of fire, as if he were celebrating the unknown promise of being single. Onstage at the Opry, Shelton smiles...

See Carrie Underwood's Passionate Opry 'Smoke Break'

Carrie Underwood was made an official Grand Ole Opry member in 2008, after a surprise invitation from Randy Travis, and earlier this month, she returned to the venerable stage for a performance during the Opry's 90th Birthday Celebration. Backed by her band, Underwood played acoustic rhythm guitar as she sang current single...

Dolly Parton Busy Making Uniquely Personal TV Movies Amid Health Concerns [Video]

At the tender age of 13, Dolly Parton began performing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. For decades Dolly Parton has remained one of country music’s most beloved stars. Now closing in on her 70th birthday, Parton is not slowing down. Show More Summary

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