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Take a Look at a 40-Year-Old Grand Ole Opry Program Courtesy of Our Friend Opry Dan [VIDEO]

Last Tuesday, I broadcast live from backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. It’s usually Chad who goes down, but he was getting everything prepared for the St. Jude Radiothon. So I took his place. I love doing those Opry road shows.

Our friend April Hyde, advertising and promotions manager for the Grand Ole Opry, usually joins us for the live broadcasts. And sometimes Dan Rogers, author of Tune Town Trivia and Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, joins us for a couple of breaks.

He stopped by Tuesday.

Now, everyone calls him “Opry Dan” and with good reason. There’s hardly anything he doesn’t know about the Grand Ole Opry. He is a walking encyclopedia on the subject.

So, if anyone were to walk up to me, original program from the first performance at the Grand Ole Opry House 40 years ago in hand, it would be Opry Dan.

How cool.

Great piece of memorabilia. And what about that awesome Roy Acuff/Richard Nixon story? Pretty wild. (I’ve recently learned that Moon Mullins could have told me that story because he was THERE that night.)

Country music history is incredibly fascinating and this was a welcome stroll down memory lane.

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