Opry returns to fixed-up digs 6 months after flood

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New pictures dotted the walls and displays holding Porter Wagoner’s stage costume and boots, Acuff’s fiddle from his first Opry performance and Webb Pierce’s custom acoustic guitar dotted the hallways.

Dickens, the oldest living Opry member, has his own dressing room, decorated with bright green chairs and shag throw rug. The 89-year-old said he brought his wife to the Opry to see the repairs on Monday and she was moved to tears by the beauty.

“That made my heart swell,” Dickens said with tears in his eyes.




(This version CORRECTS Corrects in 6th paragraph that Ryman an old home to the Opry, not the original.)

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