Datebook: November 28 - Grand Ole Opry Begins Broadcasting 87 Years Ago

Nov 28, 2012

The Grand Ole Opry, one of the longest-running broadcasts in history, began on this day in 1925 has a one-hour radio show called "WSM Barn Dance." An American icon, the Opry brought country music to the forefront for decades: from Hank Williams and Patsy Cline, to Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood.

It’s Wednesday, November 28

Land Between the Lakes offers free cedar Christmas trees beginning Saturday.  Pick up permits, maps, and cutting guidelines from the Administrative Office during the week or from the Golden Pond Visitor Center on the weekends.  For details, visit and click on “Newsroom.” 

The University of Tennessee at Martin Piano Ensemble gives a concert tomorrow night at 7:30 at Trinity Presbyterian Church.  Hear piano duets, piano duos, and four-hand piano works.  Selections include Christmas carol arrangements as well as works by Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, Schubert, Brahms, Dussek, and Purcell.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Adsmore House and Gardens offers a special candlelight tour Saturday evening at 6.  Journey back in time to Christmas Eve 1901 as the Smith-Garrett family celebrates their first Christmas in their new home.  For reservations, call (270) 365-3114.

See community event details at  Thanks for listening.