The Circle

Considered by country music legends to be "the heart of country music," the famed Opry Circle is the place to be for lovers of the genre. Stay "in the circle" to see what's new from #Opry, your favorite country stars, and Music City.

Loretta Lynn is in The Circle, celebrating the release of her forty-first studio album, Wouldn't It Be Great, available now.

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See who has stepped into the circle recently and hear what they have to say about performing for the first time at the Opry.

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Opry Spotlight - The Grand Ole Opry honored the legacy of Ray Charles as well as the influence the iconic artist had on not only country music, but all music with a special Monday night Opry on October 8. The star-studded lineup included host and Opry member Darius Rucker, Boyz II Men, Cam, Brett Eldredge, and more!

Opry Flashback - During a historic question and answer session with the Opry audience in October 2012, Opry member Brad Paisley surprised Darius Rucker with an invitation to join the family.

Opry Pick of the Week - Whether you’re driving or flying, Nashville is a short distance away from many U.S. cities, making it the perfect weekend getaway. Here is our itinerary of must-dos for your quick trip to Nashville — just remember to come back and see us again real soon.

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Bill Murray made his Opry debut alongside The SteelDrivers and John Prine to perform "Paradise" on September 25.

Trending - Country music's most awarded group of all time, Alabama, announced they're coming back to the Opry stage for 2 shows on October 20!

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Opry Backstage


Don Schlitz is one of the most beloved and influential country songwriters of all time, but above all, he's a proud North Carolinian. He joined the Opry backstage to share stories and a few songs!


Spotlight Artist Joe Nichols gave Opry fans a sneak peak of the Opry Country Classics show backstage at Ryman Auditorium.


Devin Dawson and Michael Ray joined the Opry backstage for a pre-show session of GUY TALK.


Opry member Eddie Montgomery and Opry guest artists Exile gathered together backstage to celebrate Trace Adkins' 15th Opry member anniversary.

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