Signs of old age

Brome Hill

EmmylouThe years pass until National Public Radio reports a storyon the Ryman Auditorium that includes details about an album you’ve admired for almost a quarter of a century.

How did that happen?

“Country music fans most associate the Ryman Auditorium with Grand Ole Opry, a live radio show broadcast from the Ryman for more than 30 years, starting in 1943,” according to NPR.

After the Opry moved to a new location in 1974, NPR says the Ryman was largely ignored and neglected until Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers recorded At The Ryman Live in 1991. It’s an album I have listened to many, many times. I remember where and when I first heard it — a happy memory from a chapter in life that didn’t end happily ever after.

But that album survives 24 years after it was recorded. To put it in perspective, I’ve been listening to it…

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