One thing I've always enjoyed about country music is its been in existence for decades in its present form. It's really been in existence for a century or more if you count the original folk songs. And it's always changing. Now, there's word that Opry Country Classics is making a return to the Ryman Auditorium stage.

Beginning the 29th of this month, and running every Thursday night through May 24th,The Opry will be bringing back Buck Owens, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and many more.  Of course, the artists themselves won't be performing. That job will be handed off to the likes of The Time Jumpers, Charlie Daniels, Marty Stuart and even Loretta Lynn.

The classic concerts will be hosted by Larry Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers Band. Each of the scheduled performers will pay tribute to the atists by performing their original songs. Each will also be allowed to perfrom that artists more "modern" songs.

Are you a country classics fan? Are you happy that the rich tradition of the music is being honored and preserved by the Grand Ole Opry? Let us know what you think right here.

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