Why You Need to Visit the Iconic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN

One of the most iconic locations in Nashville, TN is the Grand Ole Opry, a premier venue to see the greatest country artists of melding generations. Now, this live entertainment phenomenon honors the rich history, and promotes the dynamic presence of the country genre. 

You might be coming to Nashville to catch a performance at this legendary venue, or go on a Grand Ole Opry tour to soak up its rich history. If you are, make sure to access our complimentary Vacation Guide. It includes our top choices of restaurants, entertainment, and other things to do in Music City!

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History of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN

The history of the Grand Ole Opry goes back over 90 years to the very first show broadcast on live radio! This show spread across the globe, and became the audio recording to make country music famous. It began as a radio show barn dance and transformed into a notable stage for country artists.

Over the years, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN, has had several homes. It began in 1925 at the National Life & Accident Insurance Company building and then moved to Hillsboro Theatre in 1934. From there, it traversed to the Dixie Tabernacle, War Memorial Auditorium, and then Ryman Auditorium

Since 1974, it has been housed in the Grand Ole Opry House in Opryland, where you can visit, tour, and see performances today!

Amazing Opry moments happen almost daily! No matter when you choose to visit, you can enjoy country stars, including both new and legendary performers. Experience Carrie Underwood’s talented vocals, Kieth Urban’s killer guitar riffs, or Dolly Parton’s larger-than-life personality at the Opry!

Backstage Tours

Feel like a star when you go backstage! A tour guide can give you an exclusive look at what goes on behind the scenes before and after an Opry performance. You can even view the dressing rooms and venue area as guests file in. 

Choose from the daytime tour, post-show tour, or VIP tour. You don’t want to miss out on this unique opportunity!


For the grandest experience, choose an Opry package specific to your taste. Some of the packages include star-studded lineups with eight or more performers. Some of them include celebrity hosts with music legends singing Opry country classics. 

Or, you can maximize your stay in Nashville with the Star Power Trio. This includes a Grand Ole Opry show ticket, a backstage tour, and admission to Madame Tussauds.

Book Your Vacation Home Now With Playlist Properties

Stay close to the Grand Ole Opry and other amazing music venues during your time in Nashville! When you book with Playlist Properties, you can select your ideal luxury home or loft in the area of your choice. From downtown Nashville, to 12South, to East Nashville, we have some truly incredible properties. 

The Honky Tonk Roadhouse is a favorite for large parties, sleeping up to 12 with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. This gorgeous property even pays tribute to the Grand Ole Opry with a headboard shaped exactly like the iconic landmark in one of the bedrooms! You will also discover a Johnny Cash room with a tailor-made Folsom Jail Cell bed frame.

This custom home is the perfect retreat for music lovers. Check our availability and book your vacation today!