Opry painting in the Green Room
The interior of the Green Room
Singing on the famed wooden circle
The tour takes you through the history of the Opry, a tour of the dressing rooms, green room and a visit on stage to stand, or sing, on the famed wooden circle at the centre of the stage. The only downside was the guide would keep asking trivia questions with the preface that “y’all will know the answer to this one” but unlike everyone else, I never did.
After the Opry we headed into the centre of Nashville and starting walking around town, working our way towards Jacks BBQ for lunch. We seemed to arrive before the crowds as the line was out the door by the time we had ordered. We shared a sample platter with assorted meats and sides and although I prefer the coleslaw at Jack’s, overall Chattanooga was my favourite.
Jack's BBQ Exterior
Sample plate: coleslaw, mac & cheese, smoked sausage, pulled pork and ribs
The growing line at the lunchtime rush hour
We continued walking around town in an attempt to walk off our lunch and after my father bought an obligatory Stetson we squeezed in a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame before calling it a day.