... has been hard hit by flooding from the Cumberland River. Water levels rose above the stage, which has been used by the Grand Ole Opry since the move from its former home at the Ryman Auditorium in 1974 to the Grand Ole Opry House. Shows this weekend are to be held back at the old Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, where the above picture of Beck Pennington was snapped sometime in the late 1970s. Beck and Fessie were huge fans of the Opry show. A Saturday night stay at their home in Peaceful Valley always included listening to the Grand Ole Opry on the transistor radio, at night, with the lights turned off, the window box fan gently roaring, and the sound of whippoorwills and crickets just outside in the country darkness.