As the CMAs hit Music City, the Grand Ole Opry chief on prepping the institution's 90th anniversary and producing 'Nashville.'

While Steve Buchanan has spent the better part of 2015 ­working on the 90th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, which broadcast its first weekly music concert on WSM-AM on Nov. 28, 1925, becoming president of the vaunted country-music institution was the furthest thing from his mind when he first arrived in Nashville.

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