Grand Ole Opry Performers and Members
The Grand Ole Opry has been synonymous with the sounds of country music. For over 75 years, the greatest country music stars to ever perform have played at the Opry. The Opry is a showcase for many of the top artists in the country music scene as it continues to champion its rich legacy as well as lead country music into the future.
Visitors making the pilgrimage to the Opry will witness superstars and legends of country and bluegrass perform onstage. The Opry is the longest running live radio show in existence and is heard worldwide on Sirius Satellite radio and is even televised on CMT. The most exciting part of your visit to the Opry is the once in a lifetime chance to see live performances at the 4,400 seat Grand Ole Opry House (between March and October) and the historic Ryman Auditorium (between November and February) in downtown Nashville. Special events occur during the weekends and the holiday seasons.
Past performers and Opry members include: Trace Adkins, Bill Anderson, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Roy Clark, Wilma Lee Cooper, Jimmy Dickens, Joe Diffie, Holly Dunn, The Gatlins, Vince Gill, Jack Greene, Emmylou Harris, Alan Jackson, Hal Ketchum, George Jones, Alison Krauss, Charlie Louvin, Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Ronnie Milsap, Lorrie Morgan, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Del Reeves, Jeannie Seely, Ricky Van Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Pam Tillis, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, Steve Wariner and Trisha Yearwood.
Solo performers include such stars as:
Vince Gill, who has 15 Grammy Awards, 18 CMA Awards, and had over $22 million in album sales.
Whispering Bill Anderson, one of the most awarded songwriters in the history of country music.
Mel Tillis - Mel was the recipient of the Golden Voice Entertainer Award and the Golden R.O.P.E. Songwriter Award.
Josh Turner, whose first album, Long Black Train was one of the fastest albums to ever hit Gold.
Brad Paisley whose debt album, Who Needs Pictures, is marked by a prodigy's freshness of sound and a veteran's instinct for emotional truths.
Other great performers include: Sherrie Austin, Brian McComas, Katrina Elam, Jan Howard, Alison Krauss, Ralph Stanley, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Terri Clark, Craig Morgan, Hal Ketchum, Craig Morgan, Trace Adkins, Andy Griggs, Lee Ann Womack, Gretchen Wilson, Steve Wariner, Billy Dean, Jedd Hughes, Rachel Proctor, Rhonda Vincent, Julie Roberts, Lorrie Morgan, Buddy Jewell, Tracy Byrd, Charley Pride, Jimmy Dickens, Dan Seals and Trent Willmon.
Group performers include such stars as: the Judds, one of the most successful duos in country music history; the Del McCoury Band, Entertainer of the Year for the International Bluegrass Music Association; and Riders in the Sky, America's favorite Cowboys. Other great performers include: the Crabb Family, Smith, White & Fairchild, Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and the Osborne Brothers.
Performances begin on Tuesday at 7:00pm, Fridays at 7:30pm and the two shows on Saturday begin at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. Tuesday night shows are approximately two hours while Friday and Saturday shows are approximately two and a half hours. Final Show line-ups are not announced until Wednesday of that week.
Whether you love Country music or not, become part of an exciting American tradition by witnessing a star-studded performance at the Grand Ole Opry.