Skip to Content

Join the Our Roaming Hearts Community

Our newsletters contain free things to do as well as must see things all over the world. Don't miss out and subscribe today!

    We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee

    Sharing is caring!

    This post may contain affiliate or referral links. Read more about this in our disclosure policy.

    If you're a country music fan, the Grand Ole Opry is definitely on your bucket list. It's been around since 1925 and is one of the most famous country music venues in the world. If you're looking to experience some of the best country music out there, then a visit to the Grand Ole Opry is a must. Plus, it's only about an hour from Nashville, so it's easy to get to. Whether you're a longtime fan or just getting into country music, the Grand Ole Opry is definitely worth checking out!

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee

    Travel Tips

    This spot made our list of Top 21 Things To Do on Your Nashville Vacation.

    Depending on what you are planning to do it could be very beneficial for you to purchase a pass that bundles attraction for one low price. Here are the best ones for Tennessee:

    Each one has its own perks and rates for attractions so be sure to check each one for the best possible bundle for your vacation.

    While traveling be sure you bring change so you can take advantage of any pressed penny machines you come across. These make great souvenirs. 

    With rentals available all over the world, you're sure to find the perfect place to stay. Airbnb has something for everyone. Plus, with prices that are often much cheaper than traditional hotels, you'll be able to stretch your vacation budget even further.

    If you can not find an Airbnb that fits your needs a second option is VRBO. Find an amazing vacation home for your family.

    Get Away Today Vacation Packages

    Want to book your entire vacation as a package? Give Get Away Today a try. They have specials and promos going on all the time.

    Also, make sure to check out our travel deals page for any deals or sales on your next trip no matter where it is!

    My kids asked about seeing the big guitars every time we drove by, they didn’t realize just HOW big they really where!

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee guitar

    We have found many people have been so nice to make sure I get in pictures as well so we have family pictures.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Family pic

    The kids played checkers while we waiting for our tour to start.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Checkers

    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.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Words on Wall

    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.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Pumkins

    Then we got to go back stage

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Backstage

    Our first stop was the walk that the artists coming in take from their busses, into the building

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Star Walk

    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!

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Sound Proof Room

    We then saw the artists' entrance where there was security and mailboxes for them to receive mail.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Artist Entrance and mailboxes

    Including a list of names of those accepted into the Grand Ole Opry.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Names

    As my husband pointed out… Johnny Cash.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Johnny Cash

    Then we got to see the first few dressing rooms

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Dressing Rooms

    And a set of lockers where artists could store their instruments before we saw the rest of the dressing rooms.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee lockers

    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!

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee It Takes Two

    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.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Welcome to the Family

    Then of course Cousin Minnie had her own room!

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Cousin Minnie

    Newly added was this wall piece with the names on it as well.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Wall Hanging

    This Women on Country Dressing room, we were told is Carrie Underwood’s Favorite.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Welcome to the Family

    Then we got to view the ‘green room’ Not green at all.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Green Room

    This big picture here you can see the water line from when the Opry flooded. (PS SOOO Love that ladies Coach bag!)

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Flood Picture

    Also where the black chair rail is, is the water line on the walls.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Chair Rail

    The green room offers refreshments but nothing alcoholic. Apparently they had a few memorable moments thanks to the alcohol so they shopped serving it!

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Drinks

    Then the best part… we got to go out on stage.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Stage

    We got to stand in the center circle and get our picture taken.

    Then we were back stage again.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Don't Feed the Musicians

    Then we got to see the stage as some of you might have, from the audience.

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Audience

    From there you exit thru the store

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Opry Store

    But they leave you with still some pretty cool things to check out!

    Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tennessee Guitars

    If you’re looking for a truly unique and unforgettable music experience, look no further than the Grand Ole Opry. This Nashville institution has been delighting audiences since 1925 with classic country and gospel music. Whether you’re a lifelong fan or just visiting Music City for the first time, a performance at the Opry is an absolute must-see. Have you had the chance to check it out yet?

    Get Our Travel Tips and Freebies!

    Join our travel community and get weekly updates with travel tips, locations, and freebies. Can't wait to connect with you!

      Sharing is caring!

      Jennifer

      Wednesday 9th of December 2015

      Thanks for the backstage tour. I have visited severals to see performers but didn't know what was backstage