Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and others help Grand Ole Opry celebrate 40 years


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  • 40th Opry House Anniversary Miranda Lambert Hollo 2562 3-15-14
  • 40th Opry House Anniversary Blake Shelton Hollo 2568 3-15-14
  • 40th Opry House Anniversary Josh Turner Hollo 2294 3-15-14
  • 40th Opry House Anniversary Lisa Hartman Black & Clint Black Hollo 2468 3-15-14
40th Opry House Anniversary Lisa Hartman Black & Clint Black Hollo 2468 3-15-14

The Grand Ole Opry celebrated 40 years of country music at the Grand Ole Opry House on Saturday as the newest members of the Opry, Old Crow Medicine Show, led the cast in a show-opening performance of Opry patriarch Roy Acuff’s “Wabash Cannonball.” The 40th Opry House Anniversary Show began as the very first Opry performance at the Opry House did, with video footage of Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys from 1940 performing the band’s signature song. That performance transitioned to footage of Acuff and the Opry cast singing the song on March 16, 1974 before finally seamlessly transitioning to the curtain going up on Old Crow and a stage full of tonight’s other performers finishing the number for the live audience. 


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Tell me which lyric from Miranda Lambert’s ‘Automatic’ makes you feel the most nostalgic and you could win a prize

This contest is now closed with Kathie being our winner. Thank you everyone who entered! Keep watching for another great contest from NashvilleGab.

Miranda Lambert’s new single Automatic (iTunes) brings back all kinds of nostalgic memories for me and many other fans, but it’s hard to pick just one that brings back the best memory.

For me it would probably have to be the sun tea in the window. My grandmother always had a huge jar with sun tea sparkling in the window. Good times. Good times.

Which lyric in the song brings back the fondest memories for you? Tell me in the comments and I will randomly pick a winner on Monday who will get to pick a prize from the prize vault.

Lyrics after the jump …


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