If you're a fan of country music even in the most casual sense, a trip to Nashville is not complete without visit to the Grand Ole Opry. I had the chance to visit the Opry for the first time this month while visiting my dear friends Meredith and Marcie on set (who also happen to be amazing and talented writers and producers of the show Nashville).
While Meredith and Marcie were tied up with a cast meeting, I visited the Opry alongside Meredith's brother and his girlfriend, and we enjoyed an exclusive backstage tour with Pete Fisher, the General Manager. Pete was extremely gracious and answered every one of our questions with enthusiasm (no doubt the same ones he fields hundreds of times a week!) He also introduced us to artists as they went on or came off the stage, took us through some of the dressing rooms, allowed us to tour the sound and video booths, facilitated our conversations with technicians, and more. It was an amazing experience, and Pete and the crew at the Opry were all terrific hosts.Read More