Blake Shelton Is the Grand Ole Opry’s Newest Tour Guide
Tourists at the Grand Ole Opry will be pleased to hear that country singer Blake Shelton is the newest guide at the legendary Nashville institution. Well, at least if you count virtual guides. The handsome 'Honey Bee' hitmaker is now appearing in videos that will play throughout guided tours of the Grand Ole Opry.
Starting this week, people visiting the establishment will be greeted at the Opry's backstage entrance, in Studio A and in the Opry green room with pre-recorded video messages from Shelton. 'The Voice' coach and country musician will tell personal stories and give historic and factual details in the videos.
In the backstage area and Opry Member Gallery, Shelton shares the story about the night he was invited to join the esteemed list of Opry members. He also talks about other Opry member invites and induction ceremonies, including those of Trace Adkins, Carrie Underwood and many more.
Inside Studio A, Shelton's enlightens tourists about the famous TV shows and specials that have been taped within the studio, like the filming of the long-running 'Hee Haw' series. In this portion of the tour, clips from Hall of Fame performances (from the likes of Marty Stuart and Bill Anderson) roll as Shelton narrates.
Finally, in the Opry's Green Room, Shelton is joined by fellow Opry member Carrie Underwood during the tour video -- and the 'Undo It' beauty also talks about personal experiences she has had at the iconic country building.
Tours of the Grand Ole Opry occur daily, and country fans can reserve tickets in advance by calling (800) SEE-OPRY or visiting the Opry's official website. Also, if you are in the Nashville area, tickets can be purchased at the Opry box office.