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Grand Ole Opry Spotlight: Connie Smith

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The country music legend with a big voice make music with her 1964 hit, "Once A Day," and continued landing Top 40 hits on the charts for the next two decades before retiring from her full-time recording career. At age 5, she proclaimed her desire to sing on the Grand Ole Opry stage, and she would become a member less than two decades after the declaration.

Background and Early Career

  • Connie Smith was born August 14, 1941 in Elkhart, Indiana, and grew up in West Virginia. A somewhat shy young woman, Connie did not directly seek the limelight, but instead was persuaded by her husband into entering a talent contest in 1963 where Bill Anderson was present. Connie won the contest, and captured the attention of "Whisperin' Bill," who then invited the young mother to Nashville.
  • The rest, as they say, is country music history. Within a 14-year period, Connie landed 20 Top 10 hits on the charts. In 1997, she was wed to fellow Grand Ole Opry member Marty Stuart, who at age 11 had seen Connie perform at the Opry and vowed that he would one day marry the songstress.

Grand Ole Opry Induction

  • Connie Smith was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on June 13, 1965.

Connie Smith at the Opry

  • Connie Smith is one of the Grand Ole Opry's favorite performers, and she makes frequent appearances on the coveted stage. To find out when she will be at the Opry next, please visit the VME Grand Ole Opry Blog.

Notable Hits

  • "Once a Day"
  • "Then and Only Then"
  • "If I Talk to Him"
  • "I Can't Remember"
  • "Ain't Had No Lovin'"
  • "Nobody But a Fool (Would Love You)"
  • "The Hurtin's All Over"
  • "I'll Come Running"
  • "Cincinnati, Ohio"
  • "Burning a Hole in My Mind"
  • "Baby's Back Again"
  • "You And Your Sweet Love"
  • "I Never Once Stopped Loving You"
  • "Just One Time"
  • "If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave it Alone"
  • "Just For What I Am"
  • "Love is the Look You're Looking For"

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Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Was our parents dream to someday make it to the grand ole opry. For their 50th wedding anniversary gift this was one of the things we gave them. The show was awesome. They even announced their special occasion live on the show. They could not have had a better time. This pleased all of us and made our trip one to always remember. The only thing that could make it better would be to be able to get a recording of the show for them.
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Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
I just returned from my second stay at gaylord opryland hotel and seen grand ole opry each time i go i always find it harder and harder to leave . The people are so wonderful the day i day i arrived with my friend our bell lady mary was absolutely wonderful my friend wanted a icee she offered to take us to the mall. The grand ole opry we went to the saturday showand someone sat in front of us we couldn't see so we asked if we could move up they let us. The hospitality is better then ever i ca'nt wait to come back when we went to the opry i did not realize lorrie morgan was playing anthor one of my favs made my night . I even went online to look at postions in the hotel i'm sersiously thinking of relocating . I recommend this trip to everyone even if your not a country music fan . It is just a warm and friendly atmosphere that you do'nt see this day in age enough .It is truly an experience emotional for me i grew up with all kinds of different music my uncle sings country . So going to nashville is what i call my own little paradise and everyone there are like visiting family to me miss ya all already hope to see you soon.I did loose my camera that was sad it was'nt so much the camera even though expensive but it was the pics in it and the memories.
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-- Tina Breitwisch - Spring Lake Mich
Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
I have been to the grand ole opry 5 times over the years. I suggest a saturday night show. I feel that the show is the longer than other nights. If you don't go here, you'll be sorry. It is well worth the trip even if this is all you see. I was never a country music fan and now i have a few favorite artists. In october of 2008 and saw josh turner who i am in love with now. I saw wynona judd and so many others both new and old. I am slowly turning into a cw fan. Every seat in there is comfortable, at least all the ones i've had over the years. Go and have a great time. I'll be going back again in the future.
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-- Carol M - Marlborough, MA
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