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Definition of the noun Opry

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  1. [Appalachian] opera
  2. [US] an establishment providing country or folk music.


Opry: The word "opry" is a diminutive form of the word "Opera," coined by broadcaster George D. Hay in 1927 as the new name of Hay's program, the WSM Barn Dance, to demonstrate the realism of folk and country music compared to the theatrics of Grand Opera. At the time, Hay's program followed a program of operatic music. One night Hay began the Barn Dance by stating, "You have just heard opera. Now you are going to hear the Grand Old Opry.

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Google previewBlake Shelton: Country Singer & TV Personality (2015)

Country Singer and TV Personality by Marcia Amidon Lusted

The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly stage show and concert, broadcast on the radio, dedicated to country music and its history. The show has a large number of radio and Internet listeners, and its theater is a tourist attraction. The Grand Ole Opry ...

Google previewMusic in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture [4 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.

The Grand Ole Opry is a live-broadcast radio show on station WSM Nashville that features country music in a barn dance format. Begun in 1925, the show is a symbolic home for country music, where older stars appear alongside younger ...

Google previewGod Bless America (2013)

The Origins of Over 1,500 Patriotic Words and Phrases by Robert Hendrickson

Today, the Grand Ole Opry is an entertainment complex, drawing hundred of thousands of people to see live shows. The Granite State. A nickname for New Hampshire. The state's granite industry, storytellers say, was established as a result of ...

Google previewUnder the Big Top (2015)

Big Tent Revivalism and American Culture, 1885-1925 by Josh McMullen

Though the Grand Old Opry is a notable exception, the majority of tabernacles had much less auspicious careers. Some structures never made it past the revival campaign and were torn down and the lumber sold. Used lumber did not earn ...

Google previewGays and Mental Health (2014)

Fighting Depression, Saying No to Suicide by Jaime A. Seba

EXTRA INFO The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country. DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE.

Google previewWorld Music , A Global Journey (2016)

Arts, Performing arts by CTI Reviews

The Saturday night opry is a Texas tradition. bagpipes: Bagpipes area class ofmusical instrument,aerophones, using enclosed reeds ...

Google previewCurves on the Highway (2002)

A Self-Help Guide for Female Automobile Adventurists by Gerry Davis

The Grand Old Opry is a must-see and you will definitely not feel alone. Before you get seated and comfortable you will be talking with the people around you. The Hermitage Hotel is a treasure of a place that is currently undergoing restoration.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

The symbolic headquarters of traditional American country music, the Grand Ole Opry is a weekly stage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, that originated in 1925, as a weekly radio show. Because of its powerful 50,000-watt transmitter, station ...

Google previewAmerican Music, A Panorama, Concise Edition (2016)

by CTI Reviews

example being the Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, Tennessee, but it could be something as simple as the local honky tonk. The term is generally restricted to the southern United States. The Saturday night opry is a Texas tradition. Buffalo Bill.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2010)

Volume 14: Folklife by Glenn Hinson, William Ferris

An opry is a regularly occurring stage show, often hosted weekly on Friday or Saturday nights at a set location, that presents vernacular music and entertainment from community-based and sometimes professional touring performers. Though ...

Google previewWhen Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2006)

by Mary Rich

The Grand Ole Opry is a live radio show that began in 1925 under a different name. It became so popular that it has changed venues (places) several times.

Google previewWhen Zachary Beaver Came to Town Reading Guide (2006)

by Saddleback Educational Publishing

The Grand Ole Opry is a live radio show that began ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Music (2012)

moved the Opry away from the hoedown stringbands and fiddlers that Hay preferred and increasingly cultivated a star system that followed Hollywood's ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Radio (1998)

by Donald G. Godfrey, Frederic A. Leigh

Rush NASHVILLE, based on the success of clear channel WSM-AM's live barn dance show, the Grand Ole Opry, became country music's centralized home . Although Nashville itself has had many other radio stations, only WSM and the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Gospel Music (2013)

by W. K. McNeil

who had sung for years on the Grand Ole Opry with the Crook Brothers band. Neal, Jr., had also joined the show , playing guitar with Wally Fowler's Oak Ridge Quartet. By now baritone Hoyt ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

opry banx. cles to the air, and affords to the roots facility. London. Published or 7% owna, ...

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Carnegie Hall was real fabulous, but you know, it ain't as big as the Grand Ole Opry. (Patsy Cline)
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Scrabble value of O1P3R1Y4

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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