Nashville and Smokies

Trip to Nashville and the Smoky Mountains - Album contains some videos from the Grand Old Opry
On the main stage as part of the back stage tour. The circle that we are standing on is an orginal piece of the first Opry building that is now the Ryman Auditorium.
1 On the main stage as part of the back stage tour. The circle that we are standing on is an orginal piece of the first Opry building that is now the Ryman Auditorium.
Great seats - four rows from the stage.
2 Great seats - four rows from the stage.
The theater seats about 4,500.
3 The theater seats about 4,500.
The theater seats about 4,500.
4 The theater seats about 4,500.
Welcome to the Opry
5 Welcome to the Opry
The Whites
6 The Whites
Video - The Whites
7 Video - The Whites
Katie Arminger
8 Katie Arminger
Katie Arminger
9 Katie Arminger
Video - Katie Arminger
10 Video - Katie Arminger
The Willis Clan
11 The Willis Clan
The Willis Clan
12 The Willis Clan
The Willis Clan
13 The Willis Clan
Video - The Willis Clan
14 Video - The Willis Clan
Jimmy Fortune
15 Jimmy Fortune
Video - Jimmy Fortune
16 Video - Jimmy Fortune
George Hamilton IV
17 George Hamilton IV
George Hamilton IV
18 George Hamilton IV
Rocky Top X-Press
19 Rocky Top X-Press
Video - Rocky Top X-Press
20 Video - Rocky Top X-Press
Rocky Top X-Press
21 Rocky Top X-Press
Video - Rocky Top X-Press
22 Video - Rocky Top X-Press
Connie Smith
23 Connie Smith
Video - Connie Smith
24 Video - Connie Smith
Charles Esten
25 Charles Esten
Charles Esten
26 Charles Esten
Charles Esten
27 Charles Esten
Charles Esten
28 Charles Esten
Charles Esten
29 Charles Esten
Charles Esten
30 Charles Esten
Video - Charles Esten
31 Video - Charles Esten
Video - Charles Esten
32 Video - Charles Esten
Video - Opry Square Dancers
33 Video - Opry Square Dancers
Riders in the Sky
34 Riders in the Sky
Video - Riders in the Sky
35 Video - Riders in the Sky
Exile
36 Exile
Video - Exile
37 Video - Exile
Scotty McCrerry
38 Scotty McCrerry
Scotty McCrerry
39 Scotty McCrerry
Video - Scotty McCrerry
40 Video - Scotty McCrerry
Our back stage pass
41 Our back stage pass
Charles Esten - Deacon Claybourne on Nashville
42 Charles Esten - Deacon Claybourne on Nashville
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Back stage - movie sound set where shows like Hee Haw were filmed. Some parts of Nashville episodes have been filmed here as well.
44 Back stage - movie sound set where shows like Hee Haw were filmed. Some parts of Nashville episodes have been filmed here as well.
Back stage - Official members of the Opry
45 Back stage - Official members of the Opry
Back stage - Official members of the Opry
46 Back stage - Official members of the Opry
Back stage - Dressing Rooms
47 Back stage - Dressing Rooms
Back stage - Dressing Rooms
48 Back stage - Dressing Rooms
Back stage - Dressing Rooms
49 Back stage - Dressing Rooms
Back stage - Dressing Rooms
50 Back stage - Dressing Rooms
Opry - exterior
51 Opry - exterior
Country Music Hall of Fame (foreground) and the new Music City Center (background)
52 Country Music Hall of Fame (foreground) and the new Music City Center (background)
The new Music City Center
53 The new Music City Center
Downtown Nashville
54 Downtown Nashville
Downtown Nashville
55 Downtown Nashville
Downtown Nashville
56 Downtown Nashville
Tennessee Titans football stadium
57 Tennessee Titans football stadium
Tennessee Titans football stadium
58 Tennessee Titans football stadium
Robert's - one of the Honky Tonks on Broadway
59 Robert's - one of the Honky Tonks on Broadway
Robert's - one of the Honky Tonks on Broadway
60 Robert's - one of the Honky Tonks on Broadway
Robert's - one of the Honky Tonks on Broadway
61 Robert's - one of the Honky Tonks on Broadway
One of the live acts at Robert's
62 One of the live acts at Robert's
One of the live acts at Legend's - one of the Honky Tonks on Broadway
63 One of the live acts at Legend's - one of the Honky Tonks on Broadway
Tootsies - maybe the most famous Honky Tonk on Broadway - we stopped in here at midnight on a Saturday, and it was literally packed with people from wall to wall
64 Tootsies - maybe the most famous Honky Tonk on Broadway - we stopped in here at midnight on a Saturday, and it was literally packed with people from wall to wall
Supposedly one of the best BBQ joints - also on Broadway
65 Supposedly one of the best BBQ joints - also on Broadway
Broadway on a weeknight
66 Broadway on a weeknight
Broadway on a weeknight
67 Broadway on a weeknight
Broadway on a weeknight
68 Broadway on a weeknight
Waiting in line (for 2 1/2 hours) for the show at The Bluebird Cafe
69 Waiting in line (for 2 1/2 hours) for the show at The Bluebird Cafe
Many country stars got their start here. It was made even more famous since it is now regularly seen on the Nashville show.
70 Many country stars got their start here. It was made even more famous since it is now regularly seen on the Nashville show.
At least the weather was nice. We were #5 and #6 in line.
71 At least the weather was nice. We were #5 and #6 in line.
The line goes all the way back to the Shell station - and the Cafe only seats about 90 people!
72 The line goes all the way back to the Shell station - and the Cafe only seats about 90 people!
Inside The Bluebird Cafe
73 Inside The Bluebird Cafe
Inside The Bluebird Cafe
74 Inside The Bluebird Cafe
Inside The Bluebird Cafe
75 Inside The Bluebird Cafe
Inside The Bluebird Cafe
76 Inside The Bluebird Cafe
Inside The Bluebird Cafe
77 Inside The Bluebird Cafe
We got the table right by the stage.
78 We got the table right by the stage.
We got the table right by the stage.
79 We got the table right by the stage.
We got the table right by the stage.
80 We got the table right by the stage.
One band plays for about an hour. Tonight, it was Sarah Davidson.
81 One band plays for about an hour. Tonight, it was Sarah Davidson.
Sarah Davidson's band
82 Sarah Davidson's band
Sarah Davidson's band
83 Sarah Davidson's band
Sarah Davidson's band
84 Sarah Davidson's band
Jan says, yes, it was worth the wait in line.
85 Jan says, yes, it was worth the wait in line.
Sarah Davidson
86 Sarah Davidson
Sarah Davidson
87 Sarah Davidson
Ryman Auditorium (the orginal location of the Grand Old Opry)
88 Ryman Auditorium (the orginal location of the Grand Old Opry)
Ryman Auditorium
89 Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium
90 Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium
91 Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium - Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl
92 Ryman Auditorium - Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl
Ryman Auditorium - Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl
93 Ryman Auditorium - Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl
Patty Griffin - the singer we heard at the Ryman Auditorium
94 Patty Griffin - the singer we heard at the Ryman Auditorium
Opening act for Patty Griffin
95 Opening act for Patty Griffin
Video - Opening act for Patty Griffin
96 Video - Opening act for Patty Griffin
Patty Griffin
97 Patty Griffin
Patty Griffin
98 Patty Griffin
Video - Patty Griffin
99 Video - Patty Griffin
Patty Griffin's new album - American Kid
100 Patty Griffin's new album - American Kid
Ryman Auditorium
101 Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium
102 Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium - our seats were about 12 rows back
103 Ryman Auditorium - our seats were about 12 rows back
Ryman Auditorium
104 Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium
105 Ryman Auditorium
Monell's restaurant - a good old fashion country dinner served family style
106 Monell's restaurant - a good old fashion country dinner served family style
Monell's restaurant - a good old fashion country dinner served family style
107 Monell's restaurant - a good old fashion country dinner served family style
Monell's restaurant - a good old fashion country dinner served family style
108 Monell's restaurant - a good old fashion country dinner served family style
Monell's restaurant
109 Monell's restaurant
Monell's restaurant - fried chicken, BBQ pork, fried catfish, meatloaf, salad, veggies, taters, slaw, biscuits and gravy, dessert (eclair cake) - yummy
110 Monell's restaurant - fried chicken, BBQ pork, fried catfish, meatloaf, salad, veggies, taters, slaw, biscuits and gravy, dessert (eclair cake) - yummy
Loveless Cafe and motel - another good old fashion country dinner - huge portions and fabulous blackened catfish!
111 Loveless Cafe and motel - another good old fashion country dinner - huge portions and fabulous blackened catfish!
Loveless Cafe and motel - another good old fashion country dinner - huge portions and fabulous blackened catfish!
112 Loveless Cafe and motel - another good old fashion country dinner - huge portions and fabulous blackened catfish!
Loveless Cafe and motel - another good old fashion country dinner - huge portions and fabulous blackened catfish!
113 Loveless Cafe and motel - another good old fashion country dinner - huge portions and fabulous blackened catfish!
Smoky Mountains - our cabin is the middle one - located in Wears Valley on Cove Mountain
114 Smoky Mountains - our cabin is the middle one - located in Wears Valley on Cove Mountain
Smoky Mountains - our cabin is the middle one - located in Wears Valley on Cove Mountain
115 Smoky Mountains - our cabin is the middle one - located in Wears Valley on Cove Mountain
View from our cabin
116 View from our cabin
View from our cabin
117 View from our cabin
View from our cabin
118 View from our cabin
View from our cabin
119 View from our cabin
View from our cabin - just after sunrise with frost and fog in the valley
120 View from our cabin - just after sunrise with frost and fog in the valley
View from our cabin - just after sunrise with frost and fog in the valley
121 View from our cabin - just after sunrise with frost and fog in the valley
View from our cabin - sunset
122 View from our cabin - sunset
View from our cabin - sunset
123 View from our cabin - sunset
View from our cabin - sunset
124 View from our cabin - sunset
Drive along Foothills Parkway
125 Drive along Foothills Parkway
Snow on the highest peaks
126 Snow on the highest peaks
Drive along Foothills Parkway
127 Drive along Foothills Parkway
A less travelled entrance to the park
128 A less travelled entrance to the park
Starting up into the Smokies
129 Starting up into the Smokies
Drive and Hike to Clingman's Dome in the Smokies
130 Drive and Hike to Clingman's Dome in the Smokies
View on the walk up to Clingman's Dome observation tower
131 View on the walk up to Clingman's Dome observation tower
View on the walk up to Clingman's Dome observation tower
132 View on the walk up to Clingman's Dome observation tower
View on the walk up to Clingman's Dome observation tower
133 View on the walk up to Clingman's Dome observation tower
View on the walk up to Clingman's Dome observation tower
134 View on the walk up to Clingman's Dome observation tower
It's windy at the top!!
135 It's windy at the top!!
Clingman's Dome observation tower
136 Clingman's Dome observation tower
Clingman's Dome observation tower
137 Clingman's Dome observation tower
Video - at the top of Clingman's Dome
138 Video - at the top of Clingman's Dome
Colors along the drive through the Smokies
139 Colors along the drive through the Smokies
Colors along the drive through the Smokies
140 Colors along the drive through the Smokies
Colors along the drive through the Smokies
141 Colors along the drive through the Smokies
Colors along the drive through the Smokies
142 Colors along the drive through the Smokies
Colors along the drive through the Smokies
143 Colors along the drive through the Smokies
Walk up to Mingus Falls just outside of the park.
144 Walk up to Mingus Falls just outside of the park.
Mingus Falls
145 Mingus Falls
Mingus Falls
146 Mingus Falls
Mingus Falls
147 Mingus Falls
Leaving Cades Cove on Rich Mountain Road
148 Leaving Cades Cove on Rich Mountain Road
Leaving Cades Cove on Rich Mountain Road
149 Leaving Cades Cove on Rich Mountain Road
Leaving Cades Cove on Rich Mountain Road
150 Leaving Cades Cove on Rich Mountain Road
Leaving Cades Cove on Rich Mountain Road
151 Leaving Cades Cove on Rich Mountain Road
Our cabin
152 Our cabin
Our cabin - rear view
153 Our cabin - rear view
Our cabin
154 Our cabin
Our cabin - hot tub
155 Our cabin - hot tub
Our cabin - kitchen
156 Our cabin - kitchen
Our cabin - dining area and porch
157 Our cabin - dining area and porch
Our cabin - living room
158 Our cabin - living room
Our cabin - living/dining
159 Our cabin - living/dining
Our cabin - living room
160 Our cabin - living room
Our cabin - bedroom
161 Our cabin - bedroom
Our cabin - bedroom
162 Our cabin - bedroom
Our cabin - loft pool table
163 Our cabin - loft pool table
Our cabin - loft pool table
164 Our cabin - loft pool table
Our cabin - loft pool table
165 Our cabin - loft pool table
Our cabin - loft
166 Our cabin - loft
Our cabin - view from the loft
167 Our cabin - view from the loft
Our cabin - totem pole - hand crafted
168 Our cabin - totem pole - hand crafted
Our cabin - totem pole - hand crafted
169 Our cabin - totem pole - hand crafted
Our cabin - totem pole - hand crafted
170 Our cabin - totem pole - hand crafted