The following is a press release:
The Grand Ole Opry will celebrate ‘90s Country Music with a limited-time “Opry Loves The ‘90s” experience, including a new interactive tour exhibition, special in-show Opry programming, ‘90s-themed Opry Plaza Parties, and surprise artist collaborations honoring one of the most celebrated decades in country music. The “Opry Loves The ’90s” celebration kicks off on May 16 and runs through the end of 2022.
“For nearly a century, the Opry has been dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic presence. With ‘Opry Loves The ‘90s,’ we’re excited to celebrate a formative decade that made an impact on country music that will be felt forever thanks to the influence of artists known now by just one name: Garth, Trisha, Vince, Reba and Shania, among many more. For me, the country music of the ‘90s made me want to move to Nashville and be a part of what happens in this great music community,” said Dan Rogers, Grand Ole Opry Vice President/Executive Producer. “Country music fans of all ages seem to have their own ‘90s country stories, and just as the Opry did during that decade, we aim to help them celebrate those stories, create new ones and experience some of the songs that made many of us huge fans 30 years ago.”
“Opry Loves The ‘90s” begins with a new tour exhibit celebrating the artists, songs and songwriters that defined the music in the 1990s. Featured displays include iconic stage wear and artifacts representing career milestone moments and performances from Opry members Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Terri Clark, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Lorrie Morgan, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood and more. The exhibit will also include interactive experiences including photo opportunities and a digital gaming console for fans who want to try their hand at answering ‘90s country music trivia and identify some of the most famous musical “riffs” of iconic ‘90s country songs.
The Opry, which showcases the past, present, and future of country music in every show, will also include special nods to ‘90s country during each Opry show, including featured performances from some of the artists who rose to fame in the ‘90s, artists who were influenced by the music from the ‘90s and video highlights from the Opry archives.
Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the Opry will host free and open to the public ‘90s Country Plaza Parties that will run each Friday and Saturday through Labor Day weekend and again on Fridays and Saturdays in October to celebrate the 97th Opry anniversary.
“Opry Loves The ‘90s” celebration continues across other Opry Entertainment Group properties including WSM Radio, Circle Network, and Opry.com, as well as across the Opry’s social channels.
Tickets for the “Opry Loves The ‘90s” exhibit, Grand Ole Opry, and backstage tours are on sale now at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.