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Opry Country Classics TicketsFounded in 2009, the Opry Country Classics concert series devotes six shows to a celebration of the type of classical country music that has traditionally defined the genre. The concert series aims to shine the spotlight on older artists, songs and instruments that may not be as popular on country radio today. Fittingly for a concert series devoted to traditional country music, the shows take place in the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, Tenn.
The History of American Country MusicThe earliest beginnings of country music can be traced to the fiddle players in the Appalachian Mountains during the early 1900s. However, the genre truly did not find commercial success until the debut of The Grand Ole Opry radio show in 1925. The Grand Ole Opry show soon moved to the Ryman Auditorium in order to accommodate live concert shows but continued to broadcast on the radio nationally, introducing the nation to the early founders of country music, including Bill Monroe, the Carter Family, Roy Acuff and Hank Williams. As country music grew into a genre loved far beyond its Appalachian roots, the Grand Ole Opry continued to be hailed as "Mother Church of Country Music."
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What artists can I expect to see during Opry Country Classics?The concert series is hosted by Larry Gatlin. Known most frequently for being the lead singer of Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Larry is a staple of traditional country music thanks to the brothers' success in the '70s and '80s. The group is widely praised for its signature three-part harmonies and country hits, including "Broken Lady," "She Used to be Somebody's Baby," "All the Gold in California" and "Houston."
Which musicians have played Opry Country Classics in the past?The first Opry Country Classics included beloved country stars such as Vince Gill, Bill Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Ricky Skaggs, Charley Pride and Charlie Daniels. Since the first set of shows, the exact musicians that have played has varied widely but has included Marty Stuart, Connie Smith and Lorrie Morgan. StubHub can help you discover exactly what line-up the newest set of concerts will have.
What can I expect during the Opry Country Classics show?Each show in the concert series begins at 7 p.m. and lasts for two hours. At the start of the show, the host will take the stage and introduce the first artist, who will play one or two songs before the host returns and introduces the next artist. An intermission takes place in the middle of the show, during which you will be treated to videos and music of classic country artists if you choose to remain in your seat.
What types of music will the musicians play at the Opry Country Classics show?The musicians at the Opry Country Classics represent a true blending of country music's past and their future. Many traditional artists are present, but the concert series will also feature newer country artists who love the traditional sounds as well. Each artist will typically play one of his or her own hits as well as a classic country song from a previous era in country music history.
Does the Opry Country Classics concert series focus a specific era in country music?Country music has had commercial success for decades, and the notion of what makes up "traditional country music" could certainly be up for debate. But past themes have focused on the music of legendary guitar player Chet Atkins and the members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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