Country's Big Night: Stars Reopen the Grand Ole Opry

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and more stars celebrate the famed venue's triumphant return

01 of 06

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
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Soon-to-be married couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert snuggle backstage before Country Comes Home: An Opry Celebration at the Grand Ole Opry House on Sept. 28 in Nashville, Tenn. – the first concert since the venue was devastated by flooding in May.

02 of 06

TWEET DISPOSITION

TWEET DISPOSITION
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After performing "Hillbilly Bone" alongside Trace Adkins, Shelton is surprised with an invitation (via Twitter!) to join the prestigious society that includes Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Carrie Underwood. Lambert later took to the social medium to proclaim, "I am engaged to a member of the Grand Ole' Opry!!!! That rocks:)"

03 of 06

COUNTRY BUMPIN'

COUNTRY BUMPIN'
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The refurbished Grand Ole Opry House is back in business as stars (and members) Brad Paisley and Little Jimmy Dickens bring the crowd to its feet with a rousing rendition of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" "This night shows the heart of the Opry like I've never seen it before," declared Paisley.

04 of 06

HIGH NOTE

HIGH NOTE
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She's ready to party! Clad in a lace mini, soulful singer Martina McBride takes the stage before joining Connie Smith for a duet of her classic "Once a Day." "CONGRATS @blakeshelton. So happy for you. This calls for a drink!" she later Tweeted.

05 of 06

SHOW OF ARMS

SHOW OF ARMS
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Grand Ole Opry members Lorrie Morgan and Josh Turner share a happy embrace onstage. "Every Opry show is special, but the show tonight is going to be so meaningful. It's going to be one for the ages," Turner told PEOPLE.

06 of 06

FRIENDS IN 'LOW' PLACES

FRIENDS IN 'LOW' PLACES
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Joining the star-studded lineup, Keith Urban closes the show with a moving guitar jam, where he was joined by Brad Paisley, Steve Wariner, Ricky Scaggs and Marty Stewart.

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