Best of The Opry Photo Gallery

Darius Rucker was formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Opry member Vince Gill. The induction aired live on "Noteworthy at the Opry" on GAC. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo by: Chris Hollo.

(Photo l-r) Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry VP and general manager; Vince Gill, Darius Rucker. Darius Rucker was formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Opry member Vince Gill. The induction aired live on "Noteworthy at the Opry" on GAC. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo by: Chris Hollo.

(Photo above l-r) Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry VP and General Manager; Vince Gill; Darius Rucker; Dan Marino; Steve Buchanan, Grand Ole Opry President. Darius Rucker was formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by Opry member Vince Gill. The induction aired live on "Noteworthy at the Opry" on GAC. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo by: Chris Hollo.

Brad Paisley inviting Darius Rucker to become next Opry member. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Darius Rucker on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Jason Aldean on the Grand Ole Opry stage during the Opry's 87th Birthday Celebration. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Casey James Performs in the Opry Plaza. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

(l-r) Pistol Annies, Crystal Gayle, Loretta Lynn, LeeAnn Womack on the Opry stage celebrating Loretta's 50th Opry Anniversary. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

(l-r) Steve Buchanan - President Grand Ole Opry Group, Trace Adkins, LeeAnn Womack, Crystal Gayle, Angaleena Presley, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, Pete Fisher, vice-president and general manager Grand Ole Opry. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

The Pistol Annies celebrating Loretta Lynn's 50th Opry Anniversary. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Trace Adkins, Loretta Lynn celebrating her 50th Opry Anniversary. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Eric Church on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Eric Church and Jeff Hyde on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Kix Brooks on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Trace Adkins on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Dierks Bentley on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Dierks Bentley performing "Last Name" on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Luke Bryan on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Luke Bryan on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Luke Bryan on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Craig Morgan on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Scotty McCreery and Brad Paisley on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Chris Young on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Gary LeVox on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Keith Urban on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Kellie Pickler and Ronnie Milsap on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Kellie Pickler on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Ronnie Milsap on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Rascal Flatts saluting the military on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Scotty McCreery on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Thompson Square on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 - Some of country's biggest stars gathered to celebrate the return of the Opry to the Grand Ole Opry house following the May floods in Nashville. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo credit: Hollo Photographics

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 - Trace Adkins surprises Blake Shelton with an invitation to become the next Opry member. Some of country's biggest stars gathered to celebrate the return of the Opry to the Grand Ole Opry house following the May floods in Nashville. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo credit: Hollo Photographics

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 - Little Jimmy Dickens and Brad Paisley take the stage to celebrate the return of the Opry to the Grand Ole Opry house following the May floods in Nashville. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo credit: Hollo Photographics

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 - Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Steve Wariner, Marty Stuart and Ricky Skaggs hit the stage for a guitar jam to celebrate the return of the Opry to the Grand Ole Opry house following the May floods in Nashville. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo credit: Hollo Photographics

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010 - Trace Adkins surprises Blake Shelton with an invitation to become the next Opry member. Some of country's biggest stars gathered to celebrate the return of the Opry to the Grand Ole Opry house following the May floods in Nashville. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo credit: Hollo Photographics

Craig Morgan is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on October 25, 2008 by Opry member John Conlee. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Craig Morgan was invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry by country legend John Conlee Thursday, September 17 during a special concert for U.S. troops at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The evening was a homecoming of sorts for Craig, who was stationed at Ft. Bragg from 1990 to 1992 during his ten-year active duty tenure in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. Craig will be formally inducted into the Opry family on Saturday, October 25, 2008. Photo (l-r): John Conlee and Craig Morgan. Photo credit: US Army photo by Spc. April Campbell, 27th Public Affairs Detachment, 9-18-08. 2008 Copyright Grand Ole Opry®

Craig Morgan was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Pictured, l-r: Steve Buchanan- senior vice president of media and entertainment for Gaylord Entertainment, Faith Quesenberry- Morgan's manager with Vector Management, John Conlee- Opry member/artist, Craig Morgan, Karen Greer- Morgan's wife, Pete Fisher-Opry vice president and general manager and Colin Reed-president and chief executive officer of Gaylord Entertainment. Photo credit: US Army photo by Spc. April Campbell, 27th Public Affairs Detachment, 9-18-08

Keith Urban gives an acoustic performance on the Opry stage on May 13, 2008. 2008 Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Carrie Underwood on the night of March 15, 2008, when she was invited to become the next member of the Grand Ole Opry. 2008 Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Opry member Josh Turner on the Grand Ole Opry stage in July 2008. 2008 Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Garth Brooks inducts Carrie Underwood into the Grand Ole Opry on May 10, 2008. Photo by Chris Hollo, courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry.

Garth Brooks inducts Carrie Underwood into the Grand Ole Opry on May 10, 2008. Photo by Chris Hollo, courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry.

Trace Adkins rocks out his song "Ladies Love Country Boys" for the Tuesday Night Opry in July. Photo courtesy of The Opry.

Carrie Underwood pauses to take in the crowd in attendance at the Grand Ole Opry Opry on a Friday night in March 2007. Photo courtesy of The Grand Ole Opry.

Martina McBride shares her powerful single, "Anyway," on Opry Live. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Just in time for Father's Day, new papa Brad Paisley performs for an hour on Opry Live. Photo courtesy of The Opry.

Alan Jackson has the audience on their feet in March. Fellow Opry member Ricky Skaggs contributed mandolin licks to Jackson’s Opry version of "A Woman's Love" that night. Photo courtesy of The Opry.

After performing their smash-hits "Want To" and "Stay," Sugarland brought up the tempo with "County Line," a song from their CD, Enjoy The Ride, in June 2007. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Bucky Covington sings his debut single, "A Different World." Photo courtesy of The Opry.

Josh Turner flashes his best smile for an Opry audience in June. Turner has appeared on the Opry more than 75 times since his Opry debut in December 2001. Photo courtesy of The Opry.

Danielle Peck warns girls in the Opry audience with her two songs "Findin' A Good Man" and "Bad For Me." Photo courtesy of The Opry.

During a Tuesday Night Opry in May, Dierks Bentley entertains the crowd. Bentley became an Opry member in October 2005. Photo Courtesy of The Opry.

In April, Taylor Swift performs her latest single "Teardrops On My Guitar." Photo courtesy of The Opry.

Rodney Atkins sings his hit single "If You're Going Through Hell" for an "Opry at the Ryman" crowd in January. Photo courtesy of The Opry.

Kellie Pickler chose to sit on the edge of the Opry stage as she sings a touching version of "I Wonder" in April. Photo courtesy of The Opry.

The Coal Miner’s Daughter and the Redneck Woman: On March 17, 2007 the Grand Ole Opry delivered a magical music moment, when Gretchen Wilson and the legendary Loretta Lynn joined together for a performance of Lynn’s classic, "You Ain’t Woman Enough (to Take My Man)." Photo credit: Chris Hollo

Brad Paisley photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry.

Country music legend and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mel Tillis was inducted into the world-famous Grand Ole Opry Saturday, June 9, by his daughter Pam Tillis, an Opry member since 2000. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry.

Pictured l-r: Buck Trent, original member of the Wagonmasters (Porter’s band), Marty Stuart, Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner and Patty Loveless. Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollophotographics. Copyright Grand Ole Opry 2007.

Keni Thomas peforming on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Photo courtesy of Cook Media.

Rissi Palmer photo by Chris Hollo, courtesy of Hot Schatz PR.

Rissi Palmer photo by Chris Hollo, courtesy of Hot Schatz PR.

"'American Idol Extra' sent a camera crew to Nashville to get an interview with me before I made my Opry debut. Here I am in my dressing room during the interview."
Photo by Cindy Heath, courtesy of Lyric Street Records

"Mark Nesler (l), one of the co-writers of my first single "A Different World," came out to the Opry that night to see my debut. My brother Rocky also came out too."
Photo by Cindy Heath, courtesy of Lyric Street Records

"Little Jimmy Dickens introduced me as I was making my Grand Ole Opry debut. What a character. Funny jokes – as soon as you tell a good joke, I'm your best friend. And little – he's just a little ol' feller. Fits his name to a T." Superfan Bonus Code: Scenic Photo by Chris Hollo, courtesy of Lyric Street Records

Bucky Covington making his Grand Ole Opry Debut
Photo by Chris Hollo, courtesy of Lyric Street Records

Best of 2006: From the stage of "American Idol" to the stage of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, Carrie Underwood sang her multi-week number one hit during the Opry’s Women of Country Signature Show. 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Best of 2006: Josh Turner performs his first ever number one, "Your Man" on the same stage where he made his Opry debut. 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Best of 2006: Superstar Trace Adkins sings his mega hit "Honkytonk Badonkadonk". 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Best of 2006: Randy Owen of Alabama takes the Opry crowd back with the familiar Alabama hit "Mountain Music". 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Best of 2006: Country superstar Alan Jackson sings a medley of two songs from the album he recorded as a Christmas present for his mom, Precious Memories. 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Best of 2006: Dierks Bentley returned to Grand Ole Opry Live broadcast on April 15th, the first time since having become an Opry member. 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Best of 2006: Singing her recent hit "Georgia Rain," Trisha Yearwood helps the Opry celebrate its 81st birthday. 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Best of 2006: Opry members Marty Stuart, Patty Loveless, and Ricky Skaggs collaborate on "The Lonesome River". 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Best of 2006: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Elvis Costello makes his Opry debut alongside Opry member Emmylou Harris on the historic Ryman Auditorium. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Elvis Costello makes his Opry debut alongside Opry member Emmylou Harris on the historic Ryman Auditorium. 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Best of 2006: Opry member Travis Tritt pays tribute to his friend and musical cohort Ray Charles with a moving rendition of the classic hit "Georgia". 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Best of 2006: Opry member Travis Tritt pays tribute to his friend and musical cohort Ray Charles with a moving rendition of the classic hit "Georgia". 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Best of 2006: Opry member Alison Krauss and Union Station help celebrate George Jones' 75th birthday with a performance of "We Can Make It". 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Best of 2006: Opry icon Vince Gill is joined on the Opry stage by his daughter Jenny for a performance of "What You Give Away" from his 4 CD set of all new music written by Vince. 2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Alan Jackson
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Big and Rich make their Opry debut on September 23
2006Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Buddy Jewell, George Jones, and Craig Morgan wow the Opry crowd with "White Lighting."
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker make a surprise visit to the Opry to sing their smash hit "When the Sun Goes Down."
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Diamond Rio
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Dolly Parton
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Josh Turner
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Keith Urban
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Montgomery Gentry
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

The Wreckers make their Grand Ole Opry debut
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Blake Shelton
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Dierks Bentley and Marty Stuart perform together on Oct. 1, 2005, the night Dierks was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Gretchen Wilson
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

LeAnn Rimes performs on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Martina McBride performs timeless country classics from her Timeless CD
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Trace Adkins receives a standing ovation at the Opry
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Trisha Yearwood
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Vince Gill surprises the Opry audience by bringing out jazz vocalist Diana Krall to perform a song they had written that day. "Faint of Heart" appears on his new 4-CD collection, These Days.
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Loretta Lynn
2006 Copyright. Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics

Craig Morgan on the Opry stage. 2007 Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Opry member Charlie Daniels is joined by The SteelDrivers in May 2008. 2008 Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Lady Antebellum performs "Love Don't Live Here" on the Opry stage in March 2008. 2008 Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Darius Rucker makes his Opry debut on July 15, 2008 and performs his hit, "Don't Think I Don't Think About It." 2008 Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Little Big Town performs on the Opry stage in April 2008. 2008 Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Jewel performs "Stronger Woman" during her Opry debut on April 12, 2008. 2008 Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Joe Nichols on the Grand Ole Opry stage in April 2008. 2008 Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Jake Owen on the Grand Ole Opry stage in April 2008. 2008 Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Chuck Wicks makes his Opry debut on August 25, 2007. 2007 Copyright Grand Ole Opry® Photo by Chris Hollo, Hollo Photographics.

Randy Travis invites Carrie Underwood to join the Grand Ole Opry. Photo courtesy of the Grand Ole Opry.