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Country Music's Grand Ole Opry Is Getting A Makeover

January 25th 2023

The home of country music is set to officially unveil a new stage on Sat., Feb. 4, its first major set change since the show’s 75th Anniversary more than two decades ago. The staging is part of more than $4 million in venue upgrades to the set, audio/visual technology, and auditorium. The show is in residence at its most famous former home, Ryman Auditorium, throughout January while around-the-clock renovation work is conducted at the Opry House.

Photo Credit Chris Hollo

Fans will be able to see the new stage in person and on that night’s OPRY LIVE at 8 p.m. Central on Circle Network as well as Circle’s social channels featuring Opry members the Oak Ridge Boys plus Jon Pardi and The War and Treaty.As always, the show can be heard on WSM Radio and SiriusXM, Willie’s Roadhouse.

The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly American country music stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, founded on November 28, 1925, by George D.Hay as a one-hour radio "barn dance" on WSM. The famed stage has been home to some of country music's greatest moments.

“We can’t wait to unveil a new look to artists and fans,” said Opry Executive Producer Dan Rogers said in a recent press release. “These are giant leaps for the Opry as we plan to welcome more fans than ever before this year and look toward our milestone 100th year just two years away.”

Among the artists scheduled to appear on the Opry in the coming weeks include Lauren Alaina, Bill Anderson, Crystal Gayle, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson, Elle King, Lady A, Dustin Lynch, Ashley McBryde, Scotty McCreery, Wendy Moten, Carly Pearce, Chase Rice, Jeannie Seely, and Lainey Wilson, among many others.

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