The Opry on Rhapsody
by Nick Murray | June 14, 2013
In the late '20s and early '30s, barn dances dominated the radio, bringing folk and gospel songs and spoken skits into houses around the country. These days, only one such program remains: The Grand Ole Opry. With its first broadcast in 1925, the Opry stage, once located in Nashville's National Life building, now at its Ryman Auditorium, has hosted every major country star -- and even most of the minor ones -- creating members out of everyone from Kitty Wells to Darius Rucker. Our playlist compiles the best Opry tracks available on Rhapsody: That means Hank Williams singing "Hey Good Lookin'," Loretta Lynn belting out "Don't Come Home A-Drinkin'," Brad Paisley crooning "The Old Rugged Cross," plus comedy from Minnie Pearl and so much more.