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    Grand Ole Opry & Ryman Auditorium to Sell Naming Rights

    Is this the beginning of the end of the Opry and the Ryman Auditorium?

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    Grand Ole Opry & Ryman Auditorium to Sell Naming Rights

    That’s right ladies and gentleman, you want to go see a show at the Wal-Mart Ryman, or maybe at the Grand Ole International House of Pancakes? Well that’s exactly what country fans could be facing in the future now that Ryman Hospitality (previously Gaylord Entertainment) has partnered with Creative Artists Agency to attempt to sell their naming rights, Billboard reports.


    Congratulations ladies and gentlemen, your most coveted country music institutions are now officially whoring themselves.


    The deal encompassing “title sponsorships, on-site branding, and national marketing partnerships” between Creative Artists Agency, and both The Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium could for the first time make these historic institutions and the programs they house a suffix after nationally-recognized sales brands.


    Creative Artists Agency has also reached a deal with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to sell their naming rights, but as a non-profit, the Rock Hall could only use a corporate brand at the end of their current name, like “presented by” or “sponsored by.” But as for-profit institutions, the Ryman and Grand Ole Opry are free game to do whatever they want.


    And if you’re not too worried about the news because the Opry could partner with some cool, local Nashville company, think again. The reason for the naming rights sale is not just the money that could be generated from the sponsorship, but to supposedly increase brand awareness for it on a national level, meaning only huge, nationally-recognized brands need apply.

    Grand Ole Opry & Ryman Auditorium to Sell Naming Rights « Saving Country Music
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    I can just see Taylor buying
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    This is really bad, but there some companies that could retain some class like Wrangler's Grand Ole Ory. I, on the hand am hoping for Victoria's Secret-- that'll shake things up " Victoria's Secret - Grand Ole Opry presents.. < insert artist here>!"
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    This just makes me really sad...
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    I think this is good actually. As long as they can limit use of the Brand to respectable things.

    I don't want Taylor getting her greedy mugs anywhere near this though. She is less country then Snoop Dog at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teesharky View Post
    I think this is good actually. As long as they can limit use of the Brand to respectable things.

    I don't want Taylor getting her greedy mugs anywhere near this though. She is less country then Snoop Dog at this point.
    As long as it's a brand that respects the vast history of both, I'm all for it. It would be great to see the brand out in the world more.

    I just don't want someone (coughTaylorcough) or something (coughScottcough) to get their greedy hands on something so iconic.
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    If it is to promote country music and they choose well, it could be alright. With the prices they charge, they shoukd not be hurting. It is scarey if it is just a question of who has the heaviest wallet. I have heard all about Carrie not being country since she hit the scene, yet she has done everything in her power to support country muic.....perhaps if others were giving the support of country music more than lip service it would not come to this. I guess we just keep our fingers crossed to see who puts their name in front of Opry.

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    I am with Schrodinger, this is bad.
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    Hopefully it will not be a foreign brand:

    Toshiba Grand Ole Opry

    Mitsubishi Grand Ole Opry

    Hyundai Grand Ole Opry
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    First Billboard now the Opry. This is so sad.
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    Just hope it's not "Big Machine Grand Ole Opry."
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    This saddens me.

    I do hope they choose wisely and don't just go for the biggest bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Suellen View Post
    Just hope it's not "Big Machine Grand Ole Opry."
    I was thinking the same thing... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaycarebear View Post
    As long as it's a brand that respects the vast history of both, I'm all for it. It would be great to see the brand out in the world more.

    I just don't want someone (coughTaylorcough) or something (coughScottcough) to get their greedy hands on something so iconic.

    agree. If Scott or Taylor tries to buy their way in to the Grand Ole Opry next, it will be a joke. There is no way in hell the Opry would invite Taylor as a member....so she had to bribe her way into the Hall of Fame with a $4 million donation. What a horrible tag team from hell.

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    I don't even want to think of something such as:

    Taco Bell Grand Ole Opry
    Cracker Barrel Grand Ole Opry

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    This makes me sad for the history of the Opry and country music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB172 View Post
    I don't even want to think of something such as:

    Taco Bell Grand Ole Opry
    Cracker Barrel Grand Ole Opry
    Ewwwww :X
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    This saddens me

    Though the one positive thing I can contribute to this is that I don't think Taylor/Scott would be particularily interested in the Opry...what on Earth can it offer her other than popularity in country music? They have shown that they are not interested in that anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epicamends View Post
    This makes me sad for the history of the Opry and country music.
    Me Too,I Love The Grand Ole Opry & The Ryman Auditorium The Way They Are Please Leave Them Alone!!!
    Last edited by carrieismy1idol; 10-23-2012 at 02:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teesharky View Post
    agree. If Scott or Taylor tries to buy their way in to the Grand Ole Opry next, it will be a joke. There is no way in hell the Opry would invite Taylor as a member....so she had to bribe her way into the Hall of Fame with a $4 million donation. What a horrible tag team from hell.
    You Do Not Have To Worry About This tee,I Remember The Opry Saying A long Time Ago They Like Our Girl Much Better Than Taylor So Ms.Swift Will Never Be An Opry Member.
    Last edited by carrieismy1idol; 10-23-2012 at 02:55 PM.


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