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  1. Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall opens doors to sponsors

    October 19, 2012 1:48 PM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, brought to you by Steve's Auto Shack? Such naming-rights deals, normally reserved for sports arenas, could soon be coming to some of the music industry's best-known institutions. Creative Artists Agency ...

  2. Exclusive: Rock Hall, Grand Ole Opry Seek Brand Partners In New CAA Pact

    October 19, 2012 1:18 PM EDT Below is an exclusive story from this week's BIllboard on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium reaching branding deals with Creative Artists Agency that could change the way these music institutions conduct busi ...

  3. Keith Urban Joins Grand Ole Opry

    April 23, 2012 2:58 PM EDT (Photo: Chris Hollo) This past weekend, one of country music's most exclusive clubs added one more name to the list with the induction of Keith Urban into the cast of the Grand Ole Opry Saturday. After performing his hits "Days Go By&quo ...

  4. Keith Urban Gets Surprise Invite To Join Grand Ole Opry

    April 11, 2012 3:56 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Keith Urban was slyly dropping hints about the surprises he had in store at the All For The Hall benefit concert this week, but little did he know the night's biggest surprise was aimed at him. Vince Gill and members ...

  5. Opry House Stripped To Foundation For Repairs

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Grand Ole Opry House has been stripped to its concrete foundation as workers try to repair damage from flooding about two weeks ago. The stage, including a historic six-foot circle of floorboards from the old Ryman Auditorium stage, has been r ...

  6. Grand Ole Opry Stage Was Under 2 Feet Of Water

    May 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry House stage, where country music stars have performed for decades, was under 2 feet of water after it was hit by flooding that tore through Tennessee. That's according to Gaylord Entertainment CEO Colin ...

  7. Despite Floods, Grand Ole Opry Held Across Town

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The venue was different, the tickets were handwritten and the gear was cobbled together. But the floodwaters that deluged Nashville couldn't stop the Grand Ole Opry . Marty Stuart kicked off Tuesday night's (May 4) show, which was moved ...

  8. Flooding Hits Grand Ole Opry

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Due to heavy flooding in middle Tennessee, with the Cumberland River reaching the Grand Ole Opry Entertainment Complex, this week's Grand Ole Opry performances have been moved from the Grand Ole Opry House to other Nashville venues. The Tuesd ...

  9. Williams To Manage Ryman

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Music business veteran Sally Williams has been named GM of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. She succeeds G. Scott Walden, who is leaving to pursue other ventures. Walden will stay on as consultant through the end of the year and William ...

  10. Underwood's Opry Induction To Be Televised

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood's induction into the Grand Ole Opry will be televised live by Great American Country on May 10. Before the ceremony, the channel will air "Road to the Opry: Carrie Underwood," a half-hour special that will include h ...

  11. Daniels To Join Opry

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Legendary country star and fiddler Charlie Daniels has been invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. Daniels was surprised with the invitation by Martina McBride during his his annual Christmas For Kids benefit show at the histor ...

  12. Grand Ole Opry Star Wagoner Hospitalized

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Porter Wagoner has been hospitalized with an undisclosed ailment and is in serious condition. According to a spokesperson, the 80-year-old Grand Ole Opry star, known for his trademark rhinestone stage outfits, "is asking for prayers from his ...

  13. Veteran Broadcaster Irving Waugh Dies

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran broadcaster and television pioneer Irving Cambridge Waugh, Jr., died April 27 following an extended illness. He was 94. Long associated with WSM radio in Nashville, Waugh joined the staff as a newsman and announcer in the 1940s, later join ...

  14. Arrangements Set For Country Singer Killed

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Funeral, memorial details. As previously reported , Country singer and Grand Ole Opry star Billy Walker was killed along with his wife and two band members early on Sunday when the car they were traveling in ran off an interstate highway and overt ...

  15. GAC, Opry Extend Deal

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Multi-year agreement extends broadcast rights. Scripps Networks' Great American Country and the Grand Ole Opry, owned by Gaylord Entertainment, have signed a multi-year deal extending GAC's television broadcast rights to air "Grand ...

  16. Franklin, St. James To Host GMA Music Awards

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nominees will be announced February 1. Kirk Franklin and Rebecca St. James have been tapped as hosts for the 37th annual GMA Music Awards, slated for April 5, 2006 at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. Voted on by the members of the Gospel Mus ...

  17. On The Road

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young's Aug. 18-19 performance of his forthcoming "Prairie Wind" album at the historic Ryman Auditorium was filmed by director Jonathan Demme for a concert film to be released by Paramount Classi Neil Young's Aug. 18-19 pe ...

  18. Grand Ole Opry Celebrates 80 Years

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Grand Ole Opry will spend eight months this year celebrating its 80th anniversary with a series of events, including a performance at New York's Carnegie Hall on Nov. 14 -- the day before the Coun The Grand Ole Opry will spend eight month ...

  19. Nashville's Gaylord Needs New Name

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 20,000-seat Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville is seeking a new naming-rights sponsor. The 20,000-seat Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville is seeking a new naming-rights sponsor. The venue's primary tenants -- National Hockey ...

  20. Gaylord Names Ass't GM

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Greer replaces Wooley. Jim Greer has been named assistant GM of the 20,000-seat Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. Greer replaces Mike Wooley, who resigned from the Gaylord in December to head the new Nashville office of HOK Sport+Venue+Ev ...

  21. Mark Jones Launches Mgmt Co

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST SheDaisy, Aaron Lines join roster. Mark Jones, formerly a manager with TBA Entertainment, has opened Mark Jones Management LLC in Nashville. Lyric Street Records trio SheDaisy has signed on as client and the company will co-manage BNA Records arti ...

  22. Cracker Barrel Rolls Into Grand Ole Opry

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chain nabs naming rights, more. The Grand Ole Opry has signed the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant chain as the first presenting sponsor in the Nashville show's 79-year history. Cracker Barrel has been a show sponsor for nearly 30 ...

  23. Roy Drusky Dead At 74

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Opry star had 42 chart hits. Opry star had 42 chart hits. News ...

  24. Opry Member Skeeter Davis Dies At 72

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, died yesterday (Sept. 19), at Nashville's St. Thomas Hospital. She was 73. The artist, born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Ky., had battled breast ca Skeeter Davis, a veteran of the Grand Ole ...

  25. Gaylord Extends Reed's Contract

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gaylord Entertainment president/CEO Colin Reed has extended his contract through May 2008 and will add the title of chairman in May 2005. Gaylord Entertainment president/CEO Colin Reed has extended his contract through May 2008 and will add the ti ...

  26. Gaylord Extends Reed's Contract

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gaylord Entertainment president/CEO Colin Reed has extended his contract through May 2008 and will add the title of chairman in May 2005. Gaylord Entertainment president/CEO Colin Reed has extended his contract through May 2008 and will add the ti ...

  27. Stone, Hamilton Set Co-Headlining Jaunt

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Soul songstress Angie Stone will embark on a national co-headlining theater tour with Anthony Hamilton, beginning at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Sept. 2. Soul songstress Angie Stone will embark on a national co-headlining theater tour wit ...

  28. Opry Welcomes Clark As First Canadian Female

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mercury artist Terri Clark was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry during her appearance at the venerable Nashville institution Saturday (May 15). Mercury artist Terri Clark was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry during ...

  29. Grand Ole Opry To Take Show On The Road

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nashville's Grand Ole Opry will take its brand into a live format with the Grand Ole Opry American Road Show 2004. The outing will feature Opry members Vince Gill, Patty Loveless and the Del McCoury B Nashville's Grand Ole Opry will take ...

  30. On The Road

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ray Waddell wraps up Toby Keith's New Year's Gala at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center and previews the Allman Brothers Band's annual New York engagement. Ray Waddell wraps up Toby Keith's New Year's Gala at Na ...