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Ryman Auditorium

  • Also Known As: Grand Old Opry House also Union Gospel Tabernacle

  • Address: 116 5th Ave N
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1892/00/00 Samuel Porter Jones Vocation Ryman Auditorium opens as the Union Gospel Tabernacle for Samuel Porter Jones
1892/00/00 Hugh Cathcart Thompson Architect Ryman Auditorium opens as the Union Gospel Tabernacle for Samuel Porter Jones
1925/11/06 Uncle Dave Macon Performer Fiddler Sid Harkreader Macon and Harkreader perform at the Ryman Auditorium in a benefit for the Nashville police force.
1943/00/00 Home of the Grand Ole Opry broadcasts from 1943 - 1974
1948/12/22 Hank Williams Performer Hank Williams records "Lovesick Blues" at Castle Studios (Tulane Hotel's converted dining room). The recording topped the country charts for 16 weeks, landed on the Pop Top 25 and generated an invitation to the Grand Ole Opry.
1954/10/02 Elvis Presley Performer Elvis Presley is fired after one performance at the Grand Ole Opry.
1955/00/00 The Louvin Brothers Performers The Louvin Brothers join the Grand Ole Opry and stay until breaking up in 1963.
1956/07/07 Johnny Cash Performer JC performs I Walk the Line, Get Rhythm and So Doggone Lonesome at his Opry debut. Manager Jim Denny "looked at my black clothes and long hair ... and said, What makes you think you belong on the Grand Ole Opry? Well, I've got a record in the Top 10. - JC I Walk The Line
1956/07/07 June Carter Cash Bride Johnny Cash and June Carter first meet backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. Cash saying, "I've always wanted to meet you," and Carter replying with, "I feel like I know you already." Cash was married to Vivian Liberto and June was married to Carl Smith. Marriage of June Carter and Johnny Cash
1956/07/07 Johnny Cash Groom Johnny Cash and June Carter first meet backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. Cash saying, "I've always wanted to meet you," and Carter replying with, "I feel like I know you already." Cash was married to Vivian Liberto and June was married to Carl Smith. Marriage of June Carter and Johnny Cash

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Particulars for Ryman Auditorium:
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Music Facility
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Performing Arts
Owner Private
Area of Significance Religion
Historic Use Religious Property
Area of Significance Theatre



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 71000819
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Performing arts, Religion
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1875-1899
Significant Year: 1891
Historic Function: Religion, Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Religious structure, Theater, Music facility
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum Music facility Theater

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