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New Book Takes Fans "Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry"

Image courtesy of Schmidt Relations (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Schmidt Relations (via ABC News Radio)

Taking the stage at the Grand Ole Opry is a big deal for any country star, but a new book, Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry , sheds light on what happens behind that famous Opry barn backdrop.

Opry member Garth Brooks says, "No offense at all to the people sitting in the seats, but the real show is backstage."

Opry star Dierks Bentley adds, "This book tells the story of one of my favorite places -- backstage at the Opry -- like never before. The Opry and its fans deserve this.”

In addition to Garth and Dierks' contributions, Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry also includes the story of Carrie Underwood 's first meeting with legend Loretta Lynn . Vince Gill also shares his memories of visiting with late Opry icon Roy Acuff .

Other famous Opry visitors, including Kevin Costner , ABC News' Robin Roberts and Anderson Cooper , share their experiences backstage at the famous venue.

Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry will be released March 15 at Opry.com and Opry Nashville retail locations.

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