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    What came first, the Ryman or the Opry?

    Republished from Boot Scootin’: a backstage look into country music, February 8, 2023. We all know and love the Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry, but which came first? The two share a close-knit history and are among the most popular stages every country artist dreams of performing on. The RymanLet’s start with the Ryman. The Ryman Auditorium is Nashville’s Mother Church and is a great venue to see some of your favorite artists perform. If you’re a history buff like me, you will also love the history that comes with the building. Thomas G. Ryman was a captain who lived in Nashville in the 1800s. After attending a…