9 Facts About Grand Ole Opry

1. The Grand Ole Opry was to be serious music for ordinary country people, just like opera was for the rich.

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2. In 1948, the Grand Ole Opry expanded to include a spin-off show on Friday nights on WSM called Friday Night Frolics.

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3. The Grand Ole Opry was the subject of a motion picture in 1940, called simply Grand Ole Opry, and featuring Uncle Dave Macon, Roy Acuff, George Hay, and others.

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4. The Grand Ole Opry moved to a permanent home, the Ryman Auditorium, in the early 1940s, and established a live stage show there.

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5. In 2004, it was announced that the Grand Ole Opry had contracted for the first time with a "presenting sponsor", Cracker Barrel, and the sponsoring company's name would be associated with Grand Ole Opry in all its advertising.

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6. In 2004, it was announced that the Grand Ole Opry had contracted for the first time with a "presenting sponsor", Cracker Barrel, and the sponsoring company's name would be associated with Grand Ole Opry in all its advertising.

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7. On Sunday, October 18, 1998, the Grand Ole Opry held a benefit show at Ryman Auditorium, marking its return to the venue for the first time since its final show on March 15, 1974.

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8. In October 1934, the Grand Ole Opry moved into then-suburban Hillsboro Theatre before moving to the Dixie Tabernacle in East Nashville on June 13, 1936.

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9. The Grand Ole Opry moved to a permanent home, the Ryman Auditorium, in 1943.

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