2010   The Circle Remains Unbroken

Brad Paisley and Little Jimmy Dickens sing "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" after a restored circle of historic wood is returned to the Grand Ole Opry House stage in the aftermath of a May flood.

“It is hard to tell you how I feel as I stand here on this stage and help put that piece back in place,” Jimmy said. “This place means more to me than anything.”

Brad added that while it was a moving moment for him, Jimmy has seen so many legendary performers walk onto that circle, that it had to have a far greater meaning to him. Paisley also said that seeing the damage to the Grand Ole Opry House was the worst thing about the flood which devastated Nashville. When he first went out after the flood receded, there was mud on the ceiling and a fine brown dust that covered the entire auditorium.

The six-foot circle of oak was cut from the floor of the Ryman Auditorium and placed in the floor of the new Opry House in 1974, when the Opry moved to its present location.