News

Grand Ole Opry installs 2 new tours

Grand Ole Opry installs 2 new tours

Two brand new behind-the-scenes tours announced at the Grand Ole Opry. Photo: Associated Press/Mark Humphrey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Darius Rucker’s surprise invitation to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry is a moment he says he’ll always cherish.

And now fans will be able to share that experience with him over and over again.

The singer who rose to fame as the frontman for South Carolina rockers Hootie & The Blowfish but began to pursue his lifelong passion for country music a few years ago is the video host for one of two new tours that have been added to the Opry’s backstage tour line-up.

The new tours are the “VIP Behind The Opry Curtain Tour” and the “Opry House Post-Show Tour,” which Rucker hosts and where he discusses his induction into the Opry last October.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

womensworldcup

Here is a look at some of this weekend's major sporting events.

in National

Making headlines this week

summertime

A look at some of the biggest headlines this week and the stories you may have missed.

in Entertainment, Sports

Mayweather, Pacquiao, Perry among the ‘best paid’ celebrities

maypac

Musicians and athletes dominate the world's highest-paid celebs, according to the latest rankings.

in National

Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

fayetteville

A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

in Entertainment, National

Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!