The Ryman Auditorium
On 6th June we went on the Ryman Auditorium
tour. The Ryman was (for those that don't know) the original home of
the Grand Ole Opry and where it stayed for many many years. It still
hosts the Opry Country Classics show there every week and
occasionally a Grand Ole Opry show too, especially since the
flooding at Opryland.
When we first walked in we
sat in the wooden pews and watched a video which guided us through
the all the history of the Ryman. I got pretty excited just watching
that. Then we walked round the top where they had exhibition cases
with all various artefacts in - clothes, guitars and so on, and
boards that continued to tell the story of the Opry.
The final part was the
backstage tour. This was the most interesting, and we got to see all
the dressing rooms where the stars sat (and still sit), and the door
that Hank Williams used to use to get from backstage to Tootsie's.
We then got up on the stage
and posed with a couple of guitars for some pics. Wes started
singing Folsom Prison Blues and I got a video of him doing it - so
there you have it, Wes sang on the Ryman Auditorium, another dream
ticked off the list.
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