These days if you think about country music you would be hard pressed to think of a venue that is quite as iconic as the Ryman Theater once all has been said and is now out of the way. However, did you know that just thirty or so years ago, the Ryman had lost a fair bit of its former glory? The reason behind this is that a lot of people stopped going to it and many country stars avoided it during their tours, but all of that changed in 1991.
It would be difficult to think of famous country musicians and not assume that they would all want to go to the Ryman, but the fact remains that this venue saw a lot of hard times in the seventies and eighties. One influential performance that happened in 1991 made it easier for the venue to survive than might have been the case otherwise, and this is something that every single country music fan that lives in nations ranging from North to South is enormously appreciate of.
This performance was done by Emmy Lou Harris, and suffice it to say that had she not decided to perform there with her troupe the venue would have been lost to the dust of history. She managed to pull a massive crowd there and this has resulted in the venue becoming even more prominent. Nowadays it has been massively renovated and lots of people go there which allows it to generate lots of revenue. It just goes to show that we all need to play our part in maintaining our cultural heritage and history and this is just one aspect of that that we should remember.