Opry Memories premiered June 2011.
About the Program
Opry Memories takes you back to the golden era of country music, 1965 - 1975. Join host John Schneider, American actor and singer, from the Grand Ole Opry House as he brings you historic clips by stars like Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, George Jones and Loretta Lynn performing their biggest hits in the prime of their careers. You'll seeDolly Parton performing I Will Always Love You back in 1974, the year she first recorded the song; Johnny Cash and June Carter in a classic country duet of their hit Jackson, Tammy Wynette performing Stand By Your Man, plus 15 more classic performances.
All of the performances have been preserved and restored to pristine condition, with top quality sound and video and all are in beautiful, full color. The artists were all taped at the Ryman Auditorium, historic former home of the Grand Ole Opry.
Opry Memories is a visual reminder of when country music was at the peak of its popularity, gradually outgrowing the historic Ryman Auditorium for a grand new stage at the Opry House. The stars never shone brighter, and the fans followed their every move. You'll experience the evolution of a sound and style that still resonates in today's top artists.
From Honky Tonk Heroes to Country Queens, Country Legends to the greatest Love Songs of all time, Opry Memories covers the full spectrum. The heat is on when Johnny Cash falls into a burning Ring of Fire and spins his woeful tale in Folsom Prison Blues. Kentucky-born Loretta Lynn tells it like it was in Coal Miner's Daughter, while Dolly Parton and Ray Price navigate their way through a sea of heartache and longing. Check out the top duos of George Jones and Tammy Wynette, plus Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn. And few songs hit home like After the Fire Is Gone, a double shot of pure country soul.