Opry Returns To Fixed-Up Digs 6 Months After Flood

The Grand Ole Opry is ending its itinerant ways and returning home.

An all-star slate of performers including Brad Paisley and Keith Urban is scheduled to celebrate Tuesday night when the restored building opens to the public for the first time since floods wrecked Nashville in May.

The Opry’s stage sat under nearly 4 feet of water at the flood’s height and left a veneer of river silt for weeks. A months-long restoration project cleaned the building and replaced the stage, dressing rooms and audience seating.

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The Grand Ole Opry House, bottom, and Opry Mills Mall, top, are surrounded by floodwaters.

The famed circle of wood on stage from the Opry’s original home at the Ryman Auditorium was restored and returned last month.