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Answer To Richie’s Question-Country Music At Carnegie Hall

Richie Phillips recently posted an article about the Albany Symphony Orchestra performing at Carnegie Hall.  After he finished writing about the good news, he asked me if any Country Music singers have ever played the world renowned concert venue.  The answer is…

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YES!  Country Music has filled Carnegie Hall on many occassions. I was actually in attendance at the Grand Ole Opry’s 8oth Birthday Celebration at Carengie Hall in 2005.  Knowing the importance of this big moment, I had organized a bus trip of 50 listeners to watch the historic moment that was filmed for a TV Special

The show included Trace Adkins, Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood, Brad Paisley, Little Jimmy Dickens, Charley Pride, Martina McBride, Vince Gill and others. However, this wasn’t the first time that the Grand Ole Opry showcased it’s twangy talents in the prestigious venue!

Carnegie Hall welcomed the Grand Ole Opry for it’s first appearance in 1947.  At that time, Ernest Tubb led a troupe that included Rosalie Allen and Minnie Pearl. Then in 1961, Opry stars Patsy Cline, Faron Young, Grandpa Jones, Jim Reeves, and Minnie Pearl stormed the stage with a triumphant return. 

Have you ever seen a Country Star perform at Carnegie Hall or in New York City?

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