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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.


photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
 
 

Josh Gracin’s "Nothin’ To Lose" was certified gold for digital downloads of 100,000 copies. The second single off of Gracin's self-titled debut album, its his only #1 hit to date.

 
photo by Chris Polk/Getty Images
photo by Chris Polk/Getty Images
 
 

Trisha Yearwood collects a gold album for Where Your Road Leads. The album features the singles "There Goes My Baby", "Where Your Road Leads", "Powerful Thing" and "I'll Still Love You More," of which, "There Goes My Baby" is the highest charting single, climbing to #2.

 
photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
 
 

Sammy Kershaw's debut album, Don't Go Near The Water, is certified gold. The album featured four singles,"Cadillac Style", the title track, "Yard Sale", and "Anywhere but Here", with "Cadillac Style" the most successful, peaking at #3 on the country charts.

 
Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival 2008 - Day 3

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George Jones joins the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. The Possum seemed to have a revolving door membership at The Ryman, leaving the Opry and then rejoining in 1969. Jones then left once again in 1972, rejoining in 1973.

 
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Henry Paul (Blackhawk, Outlaws) is 65

Billy Ray Cyrus is 53

Jo Dee Messina is 44

singer/songwriter Brice Long is 43

 

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