In 1925, National Life and Accident Insurance Company founded the radio program known today as the Grand Ole Opry. The program's original name was WSM Barn Dance, and the station's call letters were an acronym for the company's slogan, "We Shield Millions!" The famous name change took place two years later when announcer George Hay was preparing for a Saturday night program, which followed a broadcast of classical music from New York. In his opening remarks, Hay quipped, "For the last hour, we have been listening to music taken largely from grand opera and the classics. We now present our own Grand Old Opry," and the name stuck.
The 2010 American Sheep Industry Association Convention is being held in Nashville, Tenn., from Jan. 20-23. Mark your calendars and begin making your plans to attend this industry-wide event that will be taking place in Music City.