Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:15am

Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., was recognized for their unique, online content series winning accolades in six categories. Within Opry Entertainment Group, the digital content team is made up of seasoned filmmakers who actively produce innovative, creative web content covering lifestyle, food, cocktails, music and more across the social channels of their iconic entertainment brands including the Grand Ole Opry, Opry City Stage, Ole Red, Ryman Auditorium and 650 AM WSM. All of the content is published on YouTube, where together, the channels exceed half a million subscribers and over 225 million views.
“These honors spotlight our commitment to creating and producing superior quality content featuring unique approaches to storytelling,” said Steve Buchanan, President, Opry Entertainment Group. “We are thrilled and proud that the Opry Entertainment video production team was acknowledged for their truly exceptional work. I’m proud of our team who consistently produces content that appeals to a broad range of country music.”
Telly Award wins included:
“Backstage at the Ryman – St. Paul and the Broken Bones” (Documentary: Individual)  
“My Opry Debut – Ashley McBryde” (Live Events)
“My Opry Debut – Ashley McBryde” (Editing)
“Better Half – Shelly Brown – Jewelry” (Videography/Cinematography)
“Better Half – Shelly Brown – Camp Southern Ground” (Documentary: Individual)
“Opry Induction – Chris Young” (Documentary Individual)
 “The Set List” (Web Series: Music)
“Another Round – Dur Demarion / Headquarters Beercade / Dose Café & Dram” (Travel/Tourism)
“Fandom – Fully Committed: Zamily” (Documentary: Individual)
“My Opry Debut – Midland” (Documentary: Individual)
“Fandom – Fully Committed: BG Nation” (Documentary: Individual)
“It’s a pleasure working with this extraordinary team of filmmakers, producing such a diverse range of content that not only tells the story of the Opry, Ryman and the city of Nashville - but also the artists that perform on these stages,” remarked Martin Fischer, Director of Production.
Founded in 1979, The Telly Awards’ mission is to honor excellence in video, across all screens. It first began with local, regional and cable television commercials, with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after. Today, the Telly Awards recognize a new era of digital content as well, including web series, VR, 360 and beyond.
A full playlist of Opry Entertainment’s Telly Award-winning videos can be found here.
About Opry Entertainment Group
Opry Entertainment Group is a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP) with an unmatched country music legacy. From the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, the historic Ryman Auditorium and legendary radio station 650 AM-WSM to exciting new ventures including Opry City Stage in New York City and Ole Red in partnership with Opry member Blake Shelton, Opry Entertainment Group’s mission is to connect audiences and artists through unforgettable experiences, set to music. The company also partners with Nashville’s beloved Bluebird Café and Wildhorse Saloon. Opry Entertainment Group continues to be one of the leading online voices in entertainment and connects fans with their favorite artists through unique content and experiential opportunities. For information on all of Opry Entertainment Group’s venues, visit opryentertainmentgroup.com.
Press Contacts for Opry Entertainment Group
Ebie McFarland
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC
(615) 327-3259

Lisaann Dupont
Opry Entertainment Group
(615) 319-3638