Grand Ole Opry
Excerpts from Beth:
of our close fans know that I was raised in Montana where
we had one music station that was NOT country. It's impossible
to grow up in an environment where the top three choices of
music are 1) country 2) western 3) country-western and not
tap your toes to the beat once in a while.
Nashville is a hotbed for country music and the Grand Ole
Opry is the core. Concerts are performed every weekend year-round
and also on some select weekdays during the summer. Although
we didn't catch a show (which would have blown our carefully
planned budget), we took in the free "Grand Ole Opry
Museum" which was a noble collection of country music
related items. From the fringed shirts and boots to the worn
guitars, this museum provided a nice tour through the history
of the Opry and the country greats that were produced.
a wax museum with a nominal entry fee was irresistible to
the 'Chix. This is no Madame Tussaud's, as some of the figurines
looked a bit dusty and moth eaten, but that probably covered
up the fact that they bore relatively little resemblance to
those they were modeled after. Perhaps the best music experience
in Nashville came from our own KOA campground (conveniently
located right down the road from the Grand Ole Opry). Each
night there was an hour of live bluegrass music on the grounds.
The band was excellent and put us right in the spirit for
our tours in Nashville.