After passing by the Grand Ole Opry when we would visit the Opry Mills Mall we finally decided to stop in!
My kids asked about seeing the big guitars every time we drove by, they didn’t realize just HOW big they really where!
We have found many people have been so nice to make sure I get in pictures as well so we have family pictures.
The kids played checkers while we waiting for our tour to start.
The tour started off with a movie tour with Blake Shelton and then a walk through the entry way everyone comes in for a show.
We went before Halloween and they had their Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch with pumpkins carved out to look like those who have been accepted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Then we got to go back stage
Our first stop was the walk that the artists coming in take from their busses, into the building
Then we saw the sound proof room behind the stage. Back here they have had parties while people are singing on stage, and several shows and movies have been filmed here too!
We then saw the artists entrance where there was security and mailboxes for them to receive mail.
Including a list of names of those accepted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Including as my husband pointed out… Johnny Cash.
Then we got to see the first few dressing rooms
And a set of lockers where artists could store their instruments, before we saw the rest of the dressing rooms.
Not all the rooms were open to the tour like this one. It Take Two is a room for couples getting ready and we were told Johnny and June’s Favorite!
This welcome to the family one is the dressing room where singers get ready for their first appearance once they have been asked to join the Opry.
Then of course Cousin Minnie had her own room!
Newly added was this wall piece with the names on it as well.
This Women on Country Dressing room, we were told is Carrie Underwood’s Favorite.
Then we got to view the ‘green room’ Not green at all.
This big picture here you can see the water line from when the Opry flooded. (PS SOOO Love that ladies Coach bag!)
Also where the black chair rail is, is the water line on the walls.
The green room offers refreshments but nothing alcoholic. Apparently they had a few memorable moments thanks to the alcohol so they shopped serving it!
Then the best part… we got to go out on stage.
We got to stand in the center circle and get our picture taken.
And then my son had to tie his shoe… no joke so I snagged this cute picture of the baby, who knows maybe it will be one of many of her on this stage!
Then we were back stage again.
Then we got to see the stage as some of you might have, from the audience.
From there you exit thru the store
But they leave you with still some pretty cool things to check out!