“No offense at all to the people sitting in the seats, but the real show is backstage. That’s the Opry.” –Grand Ole Opry Member Garth Brooks
BACKSTAGE At The Grand Ole Opry, a new hardcover release, treats fans to an all-access look backstage at country music’s most famous show, including stories and recollections from the Opry’s most beloved stars as well as more than 250 exclusive photos from the show’s archives. Among the stories: Carrie Underwood’s unconventional tale of meeting Loretta Lynn for the first time, Josh Turner’s emotion-charged Opry debut, and life lessons both learned and taught backstage by Marty Stuart, Vince Gill, and more. Among the photos: Exclusive intimate dressing room portraits of Little Jimmy Dickens, Rascal Flatts, and Kellie Pickler, among others; candid backstage moments shared by the likes of Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, and Brad Paisley; and photos of famous Opry backstage guests including Anderson Cooper, Kevin Costner, and U.S. Presidents.
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