Charles Esten/Deacon Claybourne Talks Firsts and Favorites

During a recent performance at the Grand Ole Opry, Charles Esten/Deacon Claybourne sat down backstage to talk about his love for Nashville, the show “Nashville” and what both mean to him and his family. Esten has only been in Nashville for 3 years, but it’s already home to him. The show has also opened up … Read more

Lennon and Maisy Perform at the Grand Ole Opry

As Lennon and Maisy gear up for season four of “Nashville” to hit the air, the on-screen sisters (and real life sisters) hit the stage at the Grand Ole Opry. The duo played a soulful, chilling cover of “The Seed,” which was originally written by their parents, The Stellas.   Earlier this year the sisters … Read more

Ashley Monroe Discusses Dolly Parton as Her Influence

It shouldn’t come as a major surprise to anyone that Ashley Monroe counts Dolly Parton as a major musical influence in her life. Both country music singer-songwriters are from East Tennessee and both stick to their traditional roots in their songs. The real surprise in Monroe‘s stories about Parton is that once, Monroe dressed up … Read more

Kelsea Ballerini Goes Old-School Country for Opry Acoustic Performance

Kelsea Ballerini isn’t the hottest thing in country music because she’s cute and fun. Ballerini is the hottest thing in country music because she is massively talented and has the ability to connect with fans on many different levels. Ballerini may be known for upbeat, poppy vibes, but as a vocalist she has the ability … Read more

Carrie Underwood Wows at the Opry

After taking a few months off to care for her newborn baby, Carrie Underwood has been getting back in the performing habit. Most notably, she’s played a string of dates at the Grand Ole Opry. “We’ve been very blessed to play a lot of places, and it’s always very special when we play the Opry.” … Read more

The Cadillac Three Play Tim McGraw’s “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” at the Grand Ole Opry

Technically, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” isn’t Tim McGraw’s song, though he recorded it and made it a massive, GRAMMY-nominated hit. The tune was written by The Cadillac Three frontman, Jaren Johnston along with Jeffrey Steele and Tom Douglas. Originally, the song wasn’t written as a duet but once Johnston heard Tim McGraw wanted to cut … Read more

Ashley Monroe Goes Deep Behind the Music at the Grand Ole Opry

Ashley Monroe‘s new album, The Blade, cuts deeps. Which is why she decided to call the album that. Monroe’s album has only been out for a few days, but it’s already impacted country music in major ways. Monroe sat down in the Opry Lounge before a performance at the Grand Ole Opry to discuss what … Read more

Premiere: Mickey Guyton Shares the Story Behind the Song “Pretty Little Mustang”

Mickey Guyton grew up wanting to be a songwriter and for her the perfect country music song is all about the melody. If the melody draws her in, she knows the words will come along with it. Before a recent performance at the Grand Ole Opry, Mickey sat down in the Opry Lounge to discuss the … Read more

Scotty McCreery Covers George Jones at the Opry

A few months ago during an Opry performance, Scotty McCreery wowed the crowd with a performance of Conway Twitty’s “Hello Darlin‘.” His most recent Grand Ole Opry appearance featured another classic in his classic deep voice. McCreery closed the show with George Jones’ 1974 hit, “The Grand Tour.” McCreery is able to step inside the … Read more

Jana Kramer Wows Grand Ole Opry Crowd with “I Got The Boy”

Admittedly, Jana Kramer is moved to tears when she hears “I Got The Boy,” but songstress held it together during a recent Grand Ole Opry performance. Kramer wowed the crowd with her third single, which she calls, “a complicated series of emotions.” Kramer is playing select shows throughout the summer, for more information visit www.janakramer.com. … Read more

Ashley Monroe Really Impressed This Baby With Country Music Roots

Before Ashley Monroe‘s most recent performance at the Grand Ole Opry, she had a special visitor in her dressing room– Holly Williams‘ daughter. Ashley pulled out all the stops to impress the child with country music roots and from what I can tell, she nailed it.   So @hollyaudreywilliams left her baby in my dressing … Read more