It’s hard to beat ‘90s country.
The Grand Ole Opry is kicking off a new tour exhibit that “celebrates the artists, songs and songwriters that defined the music in the 1990s,” a press release announcing the attraction reads. “Opry Loves The ‘90s” is open as of Monday (May 16) and runs through the end of 2022.
“Opry Loves The ‘90s” is described as a “new interactive tour exhibition” that’s includes iconic wardrobe pieces and artifacts from milestone moments by Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Terri Clark, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Lorrie Morgan, Marty Stuart, Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood and other Opry members. There will also be photo opportunities and a digital gaming console with trivia questions, according to a press release introducing the exhibit:
“The Opry, which showcases the past, present and future of country music in every show, will also include special nods to ‘90s country during each Opry show, including featured performances from some of the artists who rose to fame in the ‘90s, artists who were influenced by the music from the ‘90s and video highlights from the Opry archives.”
From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend (and again in October for the 97th Opry anniversary), the Opry will host free public “‘90s Country Plaza Parties” on Fridays and Saturdays.
“For nearly a century, the Opry has been dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic presence. With ‘Opry Loves The ‘90s,' we’re excited to celebrate a formative decade that made an impact on country music that will be felt forever thanks to the influence of artists known now by just one name: Garth, Trisha, Vince, Reba and Shania, among many more. For me, the country music of the ‘90s made me want to move to Nashville and be a part of what happens in this great music community,” Dan Rogers, Grand Ole Opry Vice President/Executive Producer, previously said in a statement. “Country music fans of all ages seem to have their own ‘90s country stories, and just as the Opry did during that decade, we aim to help them celebrate those stories, create new ones and experience some of the songs that made many of us huge fans 30 years ago.”