As the Grand Ole Opry celebrates its 95th anniversary, I'm reminded of some of the iconic performances which have taken place at the legendary venue over the years. Here are five of my favorites:

Hank Williams took to the Opry stage way back in 1949 and it's still hailed as one of the great performances in the venue's history.

The Opry had (and still has) a way of turning a star into a superstar. That's just what happened when a talented, young, singer/songwriter by the name of Dolly Parton graced the stage at the Grand Ole Opry in 1969.

Randy Travis was one of the biggest stars in country music when he came to the opry in 1987 to give one of his great performances.

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If you're familiar with the Grand Ole Opry at all, you've likely seen this performance. Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash played 'Jackson' on-stage back in 1968.

Charley Pride was one of the great country singers of all-time. He proved that to the audience in attendance at this 1969 show. In this performance, Pride sings 'Kaw-Liga', a Hank Williams Sr. song, which seems fitting because that's exactly where this list began.

For 95 years, the Grand Ole Opry has been the bastion of country music. It's also considered the genre's most sacred ground. And with a history like that, you can be sure it'll be around for another 95 years.

 

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