Grand Ole Opry

I dag var vi på konsert i the Grand Ole Opry House, eit slags operahus for country.

Utanfor var det festivalstemning med musikk og salsboder. Eg fekk is med peanøttsmørsmak og Morten fekk rootbeer med vaniljeis i.

Det var ein veldig god konsert med fleire morosame innslag og dei mest populære songane (som eg hadde funne på Spotify i førekant slik at vi kunne øve litt i bilen). Eg blei så glad då eg fann ut at ein av artistane har ein song som heiter Cinderella, og så spelte han den jammen i kveld!

Det skulle vere feiring i kveld, fordi the Opry er 92 år. Internett forklarar: The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country-musicstage concert in Nashville, Tennessee, which was founded on November 28, 1925, by George D. Hay as a one-hour radio «barn dance» on WSM. The Opry’s current primary slogan is «The Show that Made Country Music Famous». In the 1930s the show began hiring professionals and expanded to four hours; and WSM, broadcasting by then with 50,000 watts, made the program a Saturday night musical tradition in nearly 30 states. In 1939, it debuted nationally on NBC Radio. The Opry moved to a permanent home, the Ryman Auditorium, in 1943. As it developed in importance, so did the city of Nashville, which became America’s «country music capital». The Grand Ole Opry holds such significance in Nashville that its name is included on the city/county line signs on all major roadways. The signs read «Music City|Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County|Home of the Grand Ole Opry».

Membership in the Opry remains one of country music’s crowning achievements. Such country music legends as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins, Roy Acuff, the Carter family, Bill Monroe, Ernest Tubb, Kitty Wells, and Minnie Pearl became regulars on the Opry’s stage. In recent decades, the Opry has hosted such contemporary country stars as Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks.

Men det er vanskeleg å vite kva ein skal spele på ein countrykonsert berre seks dagar etter skytinga på ein konsert i Las Vegas, berre veker etter to fryktelege orkanar har herja landet. Dei fleste valde songar om kjærleik, Steven Curtis Chapman song dette:

There are no words
No answers to questions like these
And even the right ones wouldn’t change anything
Or fix anything
Even if we knew the reasons it still gonna hurt
And they say it’s just gonna take time
But right now, there’s just too much time
And no way to find
The secret to speed up the changing of seasons

«Til the blue returns to your sky
Until the laughter returns to your eyes
I’ll be here to cry with you
And right here to give you a song
To help you go on
Until you are strong
«Til the blue returns
«Til the blue returns to your sky

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