NASHVILLE, May 5 (UPI) -- The show scheduled to take place at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House Tuesday night was moved to the nearby War Memorial Auditorium because of flooding.
The (Nashville) Tennessean said this was the first time since 1975 an Opry was staged anywhere other than at the Opry House or Ryman Auditorium.
"I think it's a really special thing that the Opry and the musicians pulled together to make this happen," the newspaper quoted Chris Young, a country singer on Tuesday night's bill, as saying. "I think the most special thing about tonight is it needed to happen. They didn't say, 'Oh, the Opry House is flooded, we're not going to do it.' We pulled together, and we're here to do it. That means a lot -- as a region, it's what we do."
Other acts that performed in the temporary location Tuesday were Suzy Bogguss, Restless Heart, Marty Stuart, Jimmy C. Newman, Jack Greene and Jeannie Seely, the Tennessean said.