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It’s not every day that four country music legends come together. If there’s ever a time that such vocal power should be put to great use, it’s to celebrate the Grand Ole Opry.
On October 3rd, 2020, the Grand Ole Opry turned 95. From its humble beginnings in 1925 as a barn dance venue for a radio show, the Grand Ole Opry has come a long way over the past 95 years.
To celebrate the 95th anniversary of the legendary music hall, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Terri Clark, and Lorrie Morgan came together on stage to sing “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” much to the joy of the small audience who was able to attend and the virtual audience watching around the world.
While they performed the song, a video slideshow played in the background showing all the Opry members and their performances over the course of the years.
All four singers are members of the Opry, an honor that’s only bestowed among the highest achievers in country music. The Opry is a running series, and membership in the Opry means that an artist is expected to provide frequent performances throughout the course of their career.
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Let’s take a look back at the homes of the Opry today! #TBT 1️⃣ National Life Insurance Building 1925-1934 2️⃣ Hillsboro Theatre 1934-1936 3️⃣ Dixie Tabernacle 1936-1939 4️⃣ War Memorial Auditorium 1939-1943 5️⃣ Ryman Auditorium 1943-1974 6️⃣ Grand Ole Opry House 1974-Now
Earning a membership to the Opry is a lifetime commitment, with exceptions being made for health issues. Randy Travis, for example, was a member of the Opry who maintained regular appearances until health conditions prevented him from doing so. He still makes appearances at the Opry, although not as frequent as before.
Watch their incredible performance below.