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Who Hillbilly-Music.com
When June 2, 2002
Where Nashville, TN
What Hillbilly-Music.com Attends Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree
Released June 2, 2002

San Jose, CA
June 1, 2002
Hillbilly-News.com attended WSM's Grand Ole Opry during its visit to Nashville while attending the International Country Music Conference. The visit to the Opry was a perfect way to cap a weekend devoted to the study of Country Music history. And a chance to see how the Opry had changed since our last visit, when stars such as Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff were performing.

It was a perfect hot summer afternoon in Nashville, and the first thing noticed was the new shopping mall complex called Opry Mills that had replaced the Opryland Amusement Park. We attended the first show Saturday night and our tickets were what any fan with a camera would have enjoyed. On a center aisle, about 15-20 rows from the stage.

We came to see many of the stars that you will find on this site during your visit - Little Jimmy Dickens, Porter Wagoner, Jumping Bill Carlisle, Billy Walker Jeannie Seely and Jimmy C. Newman. Stars of the new generation were also there such as Lorrie Morgan and Sammy Kershaw, Mark Snider, the Whites, Riders in the Sky, the Wilkinsons, Elizabeth Cook, Pinmonkey, the Del McCroury Band, along with the Opry Square Dance band and the Ralph Sloan Dancers. Handling the emcee chores that night was Hairl Hensley.

We attended as a fan and hope you enjoy some of the photos from our visit.

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