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  1. The Musical Glue of AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 7 | American Thinker

    ... memories of my own childhood. There was a time in America when Saturday night meant only one thing -- the Grand Ole Opry . The nation's oldest continuous radio show was what made the grass grow and the mare go -- as Jerry Clower might have said. I ...

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  2. Country music matriarch Jo Walker-Meador dies at 93Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    ... interview with CountryZone.net. "I knew that Minnie Pearl and Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff were members of the Grand Ole Opry - but I had never been to the Grand Ole Opry." Walker-Meador is survived by a daughter, Michelle Walker; a brother, Pete ...

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  3. Everything you need to know about Riders in the Sky before their Redlands Bowl performanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2017 | Redlands Daily Facts

    ... concert appearances in all 50 states and 10 countries, including performances at the Hollywood Bowl, the Grand Ole Opry and the White House. Riders in the Sky performed “Woody's Round Up” in “Toy Story 2,” with the album ...

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  4. How to overcome setbacks in lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2017 | LaGrange Daily News

    ... (Joshua 1:5,7), It is well known that the late Roy Acuff was the real power behind the success of the Grand Ole Opry. Performers had to pass Acuff's door in order to get on stage. And on Acuff's door, beneath his name, was this inscription, "There ...

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  5. Mountain Dew's Knoxville moonshine roots Read Story Jim MathenyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    ... do with it. So did the comic Li'l Abner, which was also a Broadway musical. This was around the time of the Grand Ole Opry, too. The late 1940s and 1950s is even when the University of Tennessee starts using hillbilly mascots and bluetick coon ...

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  6. New judges for fiddle fest - 12:54 pm updated:Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2017 | Grayson News Gazette

    ... has won many prestigious fiddle contests; was Roy Acuff's last "Smoky Mountain Boy" fiddle player on the Grand Ole Opry; and has developed a successful career as a sideman, touring with Country stars Pam Tillis, Steve Wariner, Faith Hill, Lonestar, ...

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  7. 40th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro this JulyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

    ... is a musical festival which honors traditional American music and the career of the first superstar of the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Famer, Uncle Dave Macon. The event began as a one-day pickin' banjo contest, the brainchild of ...

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  8. Ryman Unveils Statues of Bill Monroe & Little Jimmy DickensRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | Cybergrass

    ... Follies, and countless others including President Theodore Roosevelt. The Ryman became the home of the Grand Ole Opry in 1943, and the world of broadcast entertainment changed forever as the live radio and TV show brought the likes of Roy Acuff, ...

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  9. Monroe statue installed outside the Ryman AuditoriumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | The Bluegrass Blog

    ... two works for the past year, doing his part to honor these men who were crucial parts of the growth of the Grand Ole Opry when it was located there at the Ryman in the 1940s and '50s. Though the radio show has since moved to a new building well ...

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  10. Legendary Clawhammer Banjo Stylist James Watson DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2017 | Cybergrass

    ... came from his 1950 Gibson bowtie banjo. On the same trip, Watson met the King of Country Music Roy Acuff and Grand Ole Opry star Bashful Brother Oswald. He said the two gave him a chance to play "Shout Little Lula" on another hero's banjo, a museum ...

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  11. Rhonda Vincent TeamsWith Daryle Singletary On Upcoming Duets AlbumRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... propel both acts to superstardom. Singletary and Vincent first performed "One" together at the legendary Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium in April of 2016. Due to the overwhelming response, the dynamic pair chose to add the track to American ...

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  12. Russell Moore Announced as Uncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award RecipientRead the original story

    May 20, 2017 | Cybergrass

    ... lead vocalists of all time. All this along with a heavy touring schedule, including many performances on the Grand Ole Opry as well as GAC and RFD channel programs, over 17 recordings to date, and a desire to present their fans with the best music ...

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  13. Information on Uncle Dave Macon Days lineup released on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

    The press conference announcing the dates and entertainers at the July Uncle Dave Macon Days event was held on Thursday morning. Ben Wilson who helps to organize the annual festival told WGNS about this year's lineup... At Cannonsburgh Village on Friday, July 7th, Uncle Dave Macon Days Music and Arts Festival officially begins and continues through Uncle Dave Macon Days is a music festival which honors traditional American "roots" music and the career of the first superstar of the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame, and Grammy Nominee, Uncle Dave Macon.

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  14. Country Legends at The CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Hawk Eye

    ... got in the patch," Smith said. He worked in bands with Tanya Tucker, Earl Thomas Conley, David Frizzell and Grand Ole Opry member Charlie Louvin before returning to his hometown Mount Pleasant last year. "When Tim came from Nashville, he was used to ...

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  15. Uncle Dave Macon Days this July in MurfreesboroRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2017 | WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

    At Cannonsburgh Village on Friday, July 7th, Uncle Dave Macon Days Music and Arts Festival officially begins and continues through Uncle Dave Macon Days is a music festival which honors traditional American "roots" music and the career of the first superstar of the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame, and Grammy Nominee, Uncle Dave Macon. News about the Uncle Dave Macon Days festival happenings for July 7th and 8th, 2017 will be announced at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Center, Medical Center Parkway, at The celebration takes place in Cannonsburgh, a genuine pioneer village.

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  16. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen celebrates 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken' album April 29Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | Daily Herald

    ... music. Cable has performed on "The Tonight Show," "The Midnight Special," "Austin City Limits," and at the Grand Ole Opry. Composer and multi-instrumentalist Matt Cartsonis first picked up guitar and mandolin at the age of 14. As an undergrad at ...

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  17. Today In History Sideshow | Mar. 17Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | Log Cabin Democrat

    President Nixon has trouble working a yo-yo which was given to him by country singer Roy Acuff during his visit to a performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., March 17, 1974. Col. Jacob Ruppert, owner of the world champion New York Yankees, spends a little vacation time watching his boys train for the 1938 season at St. Petersburg, Fla., March 17, 1938.

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  18. Inside the Country Hall of Fame's 50-Year Journey From the Barn to Downtown NashvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Billboard

    ... and KWKH Shreveport, La.'s Louisiana Hayride , burnished their brands through agricultural imagery. Even the Grand Ole Opry was known as The WSM Barn Dance when it was initiated in November 1925 on WSM-AM Nashville, and it still maintains a barn ...

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  19. Country music and dynamiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2017 | Richmond County Daily Journal

    ... to the best part. The old-time country music stars use to come to our valley before they got famous at the Grand Ole Opry. Back in the '40s and '50s, Memphis was as popular as Nashville for being a center for country music. Carl Perkins, Red Foley, ...

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  20. Old time fiddler's family bandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2017 | Sunday Herald

    ... players everywhere you look but I was a novelty. A couple of days later, on the Friday, I went along to the Grand Ole Opry to play for Roy Acuff and he put me on the Opry stage. Then, on the Monday, I was in a recording studio, making my first album ...

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