|Greg & Cindy Hill preforming at our campground cookout|
We were the furthest stop out, so the driver picked us up first, then had a couple more stops to pick up a few other folks along the way. One couple was a grandmother and her 13 year old grandson from Scotland here for him to attend a special two week vocal school and cut a CD. "Wow, Nashville really is the Music City, if folks come here all the way from Scotland" I thought...
Watching the Opry was a hoot! If you've never seen it, it's "done" in 30 minute segments (for TV) and each "main attraction" does about two songs, then the other entertainers fill in around them. Each segment has a different host as well. The audience also gets to hear the "ads" as the curtain comes down/up while the stage is being changed for the next act. They do four shows, which equals the two hours we are there. Very entertaining! All through the night, being it was Independence Day, everyone sang songs that were quite patriotic, many I had never heard before, and being "country", brought tears to my eyes.
Of course the Oak Ridge Boys were on last, and of course they too started us off right, and had us all sing the Star Spangled Banner with them (how cool was that?), then, "Elvira"! Yea! And...of course, it played in my head for days!
|Richard Sterban, The Oakridge Boys at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville TN|
|Joe Bonsall, The Oakridge Boys at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville TN|
|William & Richard, The Oakridge Boys at the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville TN|
The following night, we didn't even need to go to the park down the street, as we could see them from our rig where we were at! The only "downside" was that one of the enthusiasts in the campground shot his off until about 1AM...I thought that was carrying it a bit far...Buy, hey, what a great country we live in, right?
...kicking back in Nashville TN, Marie
If you wish to view the rest of the photos from this trip, you can at my Flickr account at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/74905158@N04/