A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to play the Opry at its original home--the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. I consider it a great honor to be able to play on a stage that has so much history. The likes of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb, Bob Wills, etc. have all performed there, which means the Ryman has the coolest stage in all of music! Before the show, I got to spend some time backstage with one of my heroes, Little Jimmy Dickens. He's always such a pleasure to be around, and I'll never forget that he was the first person to introduce me on the Opry in 1991. He is one of a kind and one of the last "greats" still among us. The Opry is great, except for the fact that they only let you play three songs!! (ha ha). That night, we played three of our best--I Can Still Feel You, That's My Story, and She's With Me (my newest single and tribute to my granddaughter). Thank you to all who attended!! I am looking forward to more Opry performances in the future and hope to see you there!
Backstage at the Opry with the band.