After 50 Years, Jimmy Buffet Will Finally Make His Opry Debut
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It’s unbelievable that someone as successful in country music as Jimmy Buffet has never performed at the Grand Ole Opry.
With his career spanning nearly six decades, Buffett will perform during the upcoming Saturday, June 27 broadcast for the first time. The performance will mark the Opry’s 4,930th consecutive Saturday night transmission and comes just after Buffet dropped his new album, Life On The Flip Side.
Throughout its 90 years of existence and miraculously never missing a Saturday show, the Opry has had six homes. The Opry started out at National Life & Accident Insurance Co. in November 1925, moved to Hillsboro Theatre in October 1934, to Dixie Tabernacle in June 1936, to War Memorial Auditorium in June 1939 and then the Ryman Auditorium in June 1943. It settled in its current Grand Ole Opry House in March 1974. The Opry has resided at The Grand Ole Opry House longer than any previous home.
When the Grand Ole Opry moved from the historic Ryman Auditorium to the Grand Ole Opry House in 1974, a 6-foot circle of oak was cut from the stage at Ryman and inserted into the new stage at the Grand Ole Opry House. This way, each new performer will be able to stand on the same stage as the many great legends did before them.
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