Grand Ole Opry Shows

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Nashville’s WSM radio station was founded in 1924 by National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The call letters WSM stood for the insurance company’s motto, “We Shield Millions”. The radio show now known as The Grand Ole Opry was originally called the Barn Dance and aired on Saturday nights and featured some of the best “Hillbilly” music of the time.

Today the Grand Ole Opry broadcasts nationally every Friday and Saturday night and from April through December there are the Tuesday Night Opry shows. On March 26, the Thursday night radio show Opry Country Classics Country debuted on WSM radio.

For more information on the Grand Ole Opry or to purchase tickets visit

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