Words matter. These are the best Opry Quotes from famous people such as Randy Houser, RaeLynn, Martina McBride, Joe Nichols, Marty Stuart, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
First time I walked out on the Opry stage, Vince Gill was there. He kind of ‘daddied’ me through the whole thing. My knees were knocking. I walked out there, and I was literally shaking. They say it’s the spirits or the ghosts. And out of respect for that whole establishment, I was really really nervous.
I got to go back and perform ‘God Made Girls’ on ‘The Voice,’ which was awesome. I also got invited to sing on the ‘Grand Ole Opry,’ which was another unbelievable moment.
It means so much being a part of country music and the Opry.
Winning the ACM, winning the CMA, my first time on the Opry and having Grammy nominations were all a big deal to me.
I got to Nashville on Labor Day weekend in 1972. And the Grand Ole Opry is still there, the Country Music Hall of Fame is still there. And the roots of country music are still there. It’s where the authenticity and the empowering force lies.
I grew up with the Grand Ole Opry, Dottie West, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens… not realizing it was influencing me as much as it was.
My dream is to sing at the Grand Ole Opry.
My earliest memories of country music are the Grand Ole Opry.
The Ryman and the Grand Ole Opry, if you’re a Southern boy, is just a way of life.
The Opry takes dedication and it takes love. It takes love.
Growing up, the Opry was my Hollywood.
I get the same feeling walking into the Opry House as I do when I see one of my heroes.
I play guitar, the ukulele and the piano. I grew up on a mountain in Tennessee, and we had ‘The Mountain Opry,’ where anyone could just get up on stage to perform. It was just about the soul and heart of music. My upbringing was less about being great and more about just doing what you love. It was always for joy.
‘Neil Young Heart of Gold’, that was a valentine to Nashville and country music in the Grand Ole Opry tradition and Hank Williams.
There is an intimacy about the Opry Theater that gives an entertainer a special charge.
I remember as a little kid watching the Opry from the nosebleeds, so to stand onstage and be invited to be a member was really, really cool.
The only music we ever listened to out in the piney woods was Roy Acuff and the Grand Ole Opry. That was the only night of the week I was allowed to lay in the middle of the bed with Mama and Daddy, just long enough to hear Roy Acuff sing; then I had to go back to bed.
I’ve played the Opry before.
The Grand Ole Opry is an artist, and I am proud to be one of its songs.
The Opry is about sharing.
When I was a little girl, I always dreamed of being a country music singer, but I never dreamed I’d be a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Playing at the Opry, for me, it has such a history. It feels sort of like a coming-out party as a country artist. To know your heroes have played here is kind of crazy.
I’ve gotten to go to the Opry a couple of times and stand backstage and watch. But I made it a point not to take a tour or stand in the circle until music took me there. I told myself that was one place I’d never go unless music took me there.
Country music is always changing but the Opry is always there to serve as a lighthouse for what country music really is. The past, present and future is all encompassed by not only the physical structure of the building but also the radio show.
I got to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, which is just so amazing. That stage is iconic; it was awesome being on it.
It was and still is the greatest highlight of my career, being a member of the Opry.
I take his talent and his passion with me – to the stage of the Opry, to the podium at the CMA Awards, to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, into my own living room. I am the realization of my grandfather’s dream. I am a player.
Carnegie Hall was real fabulous, but you know, it ain’t as big as the Grand Ole Opry.
My mother has always been open about all kinds of music and entertainment. She wanted us to see that it was not just country music and the Grand Ole Opry.
When you go to the Opry for a show or hear it on the radio, you get the whole circle of country music.