Behind the doors of the Ryman

Weekend Extra

They call it “Country’s Biggest Night,” the 52nd annual CMA Awards is being held Wednesday, Nov. 14. at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville and will air on News 2 at 7 p.m. Central.

From 1968 to 1973 the CMAs were broadcast from the Ryman Auditorium. 

In the spirit of honoring those who make country music great, we thought we’d re-visit the hallowed halls of the Ryman, the “Mother Church of Country Music.”

It is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974 but the building first opened its doors to the public in 1892. 

For more see our gallery above or click here from our mobile app to access the Ryman gallery filled with photos and facts.

The 52nd annual CMA Awards will take place November 14 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and News 2 has it covered from start to finish.  

      Visit our special CMA Awards page with stories, videos and more

News 2 CMA Awards day coverage:

5:00 p.m. Red Carpet Special starts online at

6:30 p.m. Red Carpet Special continues both on air and online  

7:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. 52nd Annual CMA Awards Live on News 2 

News 2 @ 10 p.m. will be followed by the CMA After Party Special 

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