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Thread: Pete Fisher leaving Opry (couple of Carrie mentions)

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    Pete Fisher leaving Opry (couple of Carrie mentions)

    This is a link to Kyle Coroneos' article on Pete Fisher's departure from his long time role at the head of the Grand Ole Opry.
    Pete Fisher Leaving The Grand Ole Opry Could Be Huge | Saving Country Music

    Pete Fisher will become CEO of the Academy of Country Music (and as he has been very appreciative of Carrie, that could have some additional significance for her guest performances there, and for the possibility of future consideration for the organization's special awards.)

    However, the main speculation is likely to centre on what may happen at the Opry, as the Fisher era comes to an end. The era was marked by a strong reach-out to contemporary Country artists with chart success - but the results, in terms of those artists' continued support of the Opry as a live performance show have often been disappointing.

    Kyle makes the point:
    "Out of the new batch of current country stars, Carrie Underwood is the only one who regularly meets her performance obligations."

    The article goes on to note a possible change of emphasis towards the very end of the Fisher era, with a couple of invitations being extended to more traditional acts. One of these was Carrie's announcement of the invitation to Crystal Gayle (the other was the invitation to Dailey and Vincent, which was received with total shock, with one of them literally on his knees!)
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    I wonder if this is good or bad for the Opry?

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    I always liked him. Hope he is happy in his new job. And I hope his replacement is a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by opry051008 View Post
    I wonder if this is good or bad for the Opry?
    I hope the new person is focused on the Opry's legacy, rather than getting A-listers who don't care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prettylittlemustang View Post
    I hope the new person is focused on the Opry's legacy, rather than getting A-listers who don't care.
    Couldn't agree more. The Opry is a special and unique place in the world of country music and I think more emphasis should be put on it's role in country music history and not on keeping up with current trends. That said, I do respect Pete Fisher and while I may not agree with all of his decisions, I think he was always doing what he thought was best for the Opry. Hope his new job is a good fit for him. I think it will be.


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