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Photo Focus:: Grand Ole Opry’s New Music Genre: ‘Discograss’

Photos by Louise Uznanski for OnTapBlog.

What do you get when you mix the Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs with the Disco-era Jive Talkin‘ and Stayin’ Alive of songwriting legend Barry Gibb of the BeeGees? Ricky Skaggs coined the phrase Discograss after ending the Tuesday night at the Opry show by performing two songs with Barry Gibb. He mentioned it only briefly when taking their bows but then decided he really liked it and so it stuck. A new country/disco genre was born: Discograss.

To an adoring audience who traveled from all over the world to see country music greats, the Grand Ole Opry’s Tuesday show provided the past, present and future stars on the Opry stage. Included amongst some of the most notable were Dustin Lynch, TG Sheppard, Larry Gatlin, Montgomery Gentry, Barry Gibb, Kelly Lang and Ricky Skaggs. For a first time visitor, it was a great night to go. And I will return. It’s not often one gets to see a music genre created before your eyes.

Dustin Lynch

Dustin Lynch

Larry Gatlin

Larry Gatlin

TG Sheppard

TG Sheppard

Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry

Barry Gibb

Barry Gibb

Barry Gibb and Kelly Lang

Barry Gibb and Kelly Lang

Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs

Ricky Skaggs and Barry Gibb

Ricky Skaggs and Barry Gibb

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. What a great night you had, Louise! I’d love to hear some good discograss. Thanks for sharing the photos and the experience. I’ve only been to the Opry once, but would love to return. Such a treat!

    October 30, 2013
    • ontapblog #

      Thanks, Holley. It was a surprisingly great night. Didn’t know what to expect but it was a music filled evening with good people and a huge, enthusiastic audience. Can’t wait to go back.

      October 31, 2013
  2. Debbie Troxell #

    Great pictures, Louise. Looks like a fun night! Thanks for sharing the fun experience, as usual. Always great to see your pictures.

    Debbie Troxell

    October 30, 2013
    • ontapblog #

      Thank you, Debbie. It was a lot of fun. The venue is gorgeous with great lights and great seats. I was lucky to get these seats as I messed up our Row G seats and they were gracious enough to comp us tickets in row P. Thank goodness for the great lighting. Thanks again.

      October 31, 2013

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