OMGosh!! What a surreal experience! I've been listening to WSM online for quite a few years and watched Opry LIVE! on TV but nothing compares to experiencing it in person! We went to a Saturday evening show; even though our seats were in the nose-bleed section it was awesome just being there! Some of the jokes were a bit corny (Little Jimmy Dickens seems to do the same schtick with every show) but the southern sense of humor is golden. As for the music ... WOW!!! Vince Gill who sang a song that sent chills!! The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band performed Mr. Bojangles (Vince Gill played along) which is one of our favorite songs and the entire audience joined in at the chorus right on cue! The other entertainers were: Josh Turner, Mel Tillis, Connie Smith, The Whites, Mike Snider, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Jack Green (for a man his age, he was absolutely phenomenal!). Needless to say, the Opry delivered what we had expected ... and more!! Also, if you decide to go don't miss Music Mile in downtown Nashville ... Lots of honkytonk bars, Ernest Tubb's Record Shop, restaurants and singers. In addition, the Opry Mills Mall is a great place for one-stop shopping, get a bite to eat, see a movie, etc. All in all, the trip to Nashville is wonderful. Actually, the entire State of Tennessee has alot to offer avid travellers.
Pros: Great Attractions and Shopping
Cons: Very Heavy Traffic After a Show at the Grand Ole Opry