It Happened In Music: Country music gains fame
The Grand Ole Opry has showcased country music’s biggest stars since 1925, when it was just a radio show called the “WSM Barn Dance.” After announcer George “Judge” Hay uttered the phrase “Grand Ole Opry” over the Nashville’s airwaves on December 10, 1927, the weekly country music show earned a new name.
The birth of the Grand Ole Opry changed the landscape of music forever, which is why we’re honoring it with today’s playlist. Did we leave out your favorite country tune? Add it!