Without a doubt, the Grand Ole Opry is one of the greatest traditions in music history– country or otherwise. And though acts playing the stage usually wow the audience with their current single or past hits, a number of artists often break out country classics made famous at the Grand Ole Opry. And usually, it’s awesome.
8 Covers of Country Music Classics Performed at the Grand Ole Opry That Will Give You Chills:
1. Brad Paisley, Jimmy Dickens and Grand Ole Opry Members/Cast // “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”
Few current artists love the Grand Ole Opry as much as Brad Paisley. Watching him leave lead this performance is chilling.
2. Scotty McCreery // “Hello Darlin'”
It’s like Scotty’s voice was made to sing classic country music, right? Even Conway Twitty would want Scotty’s “Hello, darlin'” on his voicemail.
3. Chris Young // “When You Say Nothing At All”
Chris has one of the best voices in all of country music and is incredibly underrated. This Keith Whitley cover reminded everyone of just how good he is.
4. Alan Jackson // “He Stopped Loving Her Today”
If you listen closely, you can hear a few cheers as Alan starts to sing this George Jones classic. Alan was playing the song at Jones’ funeral– that’s how moving and wonderful it was.
5. Josh Turner and Lorrie Morgan // “Golden Ring”
Josh and Lorrie are unlikely partners, but seem kind of meant to be on the Opry stage.
6. Kacey Musgraves // “I’ve Been Everywhere”
As a torchbearer for classic country music, Kacey is always paying homage to country music history, but this performance of “I’ve Been Everywhere” is absolutely unreal.
7. Jennifer Nettles and Carrie Underwood // “9 to 5”
Few people have as much fun performing as jennifer Nettles, so if she’s covering Dolly Parton with help from Carrie Underwood you know it’s going to be incredible.
8. Cam // “Crazy”
Cam often cites Patsy Cline as one of her biggest musical influences and it shows when she covers her. So good.