Grand Ole Opry Celebrates 85th Birthday

Written by SLN Staff Writer
Grand Ole Opry Celebrates 85th Birthday

Some of country music’s biggest superstars and more than 8,800 fans packed the Grand Ole Opry House Saturday night to celebrate the Opry’s 85th Birthday. Among the many artists marking the occasion were Trace Adkins, Roy Clark, Dolly Parton, and Taylor Swift.

Swift recognized the efforts of those who had worked to ready the Opry House for the occasion following last May’s flood and performed her hits “You Belong to Me,” “Mine,” and “Love Story.” Parton performed her classic hits “Jolene” and “9 to 5,” and dedicated “I Will Always Love You” to the memory of her friend and former duet partner Porter Wagoner.

The excitement of the Opry’s return to the Opry House continues throughout the month with upcoming performances by Adkins, The Charlie Daniels Band, George Jones, The Judds, The Oak Ridge Boys, Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, and more.

See more photos of Swift and Parton after the jump.