05/10/2011

Grand Ole Opry House Flood Restoration To Be Highlighted on TODAY SHOW WEEKEND Sun., May 15

The Grand Ole Opry and the Opry Houseís refurbished backstage area are set to be featured during a segment on Today Show Weekend on Sun., May 15. NBC Nightly News and Today Show Weekend anchor Lester Holt visited the Opry last month for the story that showcases the Opry House following its $20 million refurbishment after May 2010 flooding placed much of the Opry House under four feet of water.

Holt was also a guest announcer during his Opry visit and was a part of the Opryís ďIím With The BandĒ series, playing bass for Luke. Holtís piece also discusses the important role the Opry plays in country music and the lives of artists such as Jimmy Dickens, Larry Gatlin, Ricky Skaggs, and Luke.

A clip of Holtís Opry appearance can be seen now at opry.com.