Southern cultural activity - Grand Ole Opry and other Nashville highlights   2008-05-11


Grand Ole Opry - from


"The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music radio program and concert broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, every Friday and Saturday night, as well as Tuesdays from March through December. It is the oldest continuous radio program in the United States, having been broadcast on WSM since October 5, 1925"


Another unique structure is a replica of the Greek Parthenon in a local park, and was originally built 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition.   Other highlights include:


1. Country Music Hall of Fame, including 'RCA Studio B' used by many singers including Elvis in the 1950s and 60s

2. Downtown, including historic Ryman Auditorium, original home of the Grand Ole Opry

3. Hermitage - home of Andrew Jackson, 7th president

4. Belle Meade Plantation


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