Grand Ole Opry: Personal Narrative Essay

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When you think of country music what do you think of? Perhaps you think of tall, brown cowboy hats or southern twangs. I think of the Grand Ole Opry. I had the opportunity to attend the 90th birthday celebration this past Saturday. It was a magical event filled with history, laughs, and, obviously, music. The event took place in the Ryman Auditorium. This was my first concert I have ever been to, and it was quiet an introduction into the world of concerts. It had a variety of performers; from the classic country spectrum such as the Oakridge Boys to contemporary country such as Carrie Underwood. Although I am not an avid country music listener, there are a select few singers that I love because I grew up in the south. Carrie Underwood is definitely one of them. By attending this grand event, I can conclude that the Grand Ole Opry is vital in country music and its culture. The night of the concert was a messy, dark night. Rain poured outside the window as I applied the finishing touches to my winged eyeliner. I had picked out my outfit days before the concert; it was a button up maroon top with cap sleeves, high waited blue jeans, and of course cowboy boots with fringe tassels. I finished up my “country” look with my sugary, sweet body spray. Right before we left, my sister Rachel and I took pictures to concrete our outfits and bubbling excitement in our …show more content…

From trekking through rain, to listening to some of the best country singers live, it was an adventure I will never forget. Each singer told about the importance of the Grand Ole Opry to country music’s past and to its future. It all started as a simple radio program in 1925, and became a national sensation of America and country music. It is responsible for Nashville becoming Music City. It has started innumerable country careers and will continue to as long as it lives on. Whether it is Hank Williams or Brad Paisley performing, it truly is the home of country

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