Grand Ole Opry
Nashville's famous Grand Ole Opry started in 1925, as a radio show originally titled "WSM Barn Dance." It came to be known as the Frand Ole Opry after the announcer once began the program with, “For the last hour, we have been listening to music taken largely from grand opera and the classics. We now present our own Grand Ole Opry.” In 1954, an unknown teen named Elvis Presley took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry for his first and last time. After his performance, the show's manager Jim Denny advised the young musician to return to Memphis and to not quit his day job as a truck driver.