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First two weeks in July Ladies and Gentlemen!

Get your guitars tuned with a song or two for the MJ Grand Ole Opry Challenge.

The venue: The Ryman Auditorium

The auditorium was first opened as the Union Gospel Tabernacle in 1892. It was built by Thomas Ryman (1843–1904), a riverboat captain and Nashville businessman who owned several saloons. After his death, the Tabernacle was renamed Ryman Auditorium in his honor.

The Ryman was also the home of Trevecca Nazarene University from 1911 to 1914.[citation needed]
It was used for Grand Ole Opry broadcasts from 1943 until 1974, when the Opry built a larger venue just outside Nashville at the Opryland USA theme park. The Ryman then sat mostly vacant and fell into disrepair until 1992, when Emmylou Harris and her band the Nash Ramblers performed a series of concerts there (the results of which appeared on her album At the Ryman). The Harris concerts renewed interest in the restoring the Ryman; it was reopened as an intimate performance venue and museum in 1994. Audiences at the Ryman find themselves sitting in pews, the 1994 renovation notwithstanding. The seating is a reminder of the auditorium's origins as a house of worship, hence giving it the nickname "The Mother Church of Country Music".

In 2001, the Ryman Auditorium was designated a National Historic Landmark and included in the National Register of Historic Places. info from Wikipedia)
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A Simple Life sloparts 07.19.08 Country-Western
I Hate Being Broke (grand ol opry challenge) michael2 07.18.08 Indie Rock
wedding of the year (GOOC) bonnieprincejohnny 07.11.08 Country-Western
The Only One guygrooves 07.10.08 Country-Western
Playin' Rugby (GOOC) SmokeyVW 07.08.08 Bluegrass
Clarkson Ridge (GOOC) bud 07.08.08 Ballad
menopausal health - GOOC caroline 07.08.08 Country-Western
Abducted by Aliens (GOOC) DWL 07.02.08 Rockabilly
Song For Chet Ibstrat 07.01.08 Country-Western
We'll Meet Again (MJGOOC) Moviz 07.01.08 Country-Western
Scott & Walker at the Ryman Auditorium Fake Live GOOC 2008 sloparts 06.30.08 Country-Western
When The Sun Goes Down(GOOC) Feter 06.30.08 Country-Western
So Long Now-MJGOOC FEEL 06.30.08 Country-Western
I Have Wandered (MJ GOOC) jiguma 06.30.08 Bluegrass
F.N.Taxes HipHopMoses 04.11.08 Comedy-Satire-Parody
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Keywords Grand Ole Opry,Dolly,Country