Day 4 – After a VERY restful night of sleep, we were able to miss most of the morning commuter traffic and hit the Ryman auditorium just as it opened at 9:00 a.m. It was so much fun to see and hear the history of the place. We were content with a self guided tour, and enjoyed a slow crawl through the balcony. We had just come downstairs when entering the main floor of the auditorium I noticed a man playing guitar in a sound booth. I smiled and waved, and he invited me to come around. I did and he asked me if I was going to record a song. I told him I didn’t know I could, but I would like to. I hustled back over the ticket booth and bought my recording booth ticket.
There was a list of songs to choose from. Each would have been fun, but, when I went to buy the ticket they asked me if I planned on singing one the suggested songs or an original. I looked at the list and decided I didn’t feel entirely competent on any of them, so I decided that one of my songs, acapella would just have to do.
I had such a fun time! Dave (the sound man) was friendly and helpful. It was fun to talk “shop” about song writing, singing and musician stuff!
You can hear the recording below. – If there had been a piano, I would have played, but they only had a guitar so acapella seemed best.
The Country Music Hall of Fame was super amazing! BUT my phone was ALMOST ALMOST ALMOST dead, so I don’t have many pictures from there.
However, I did manage to catch a recreation of the hand written lyrics from “Just a Swing’in” which was one of my families favorite songs of all time. My phone is still loading the pictures, so I might add it later.
In the meantime, here is a recording! I’ve got LOTS of good family memories from this song!
Now we are off to the Grand Old Opry!
Here is the line up we hope to see!