Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., was recognized with nine Telly awards in three categories for their unique, online content series. 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, 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 producing superior quality content featuring unique approaches to artist-centered storytelling,” said Scott Bailey, Opry Entertainment Group president. “We are thrilled that the Opry Entertainment video production team was recognized for their exceptional work, which offers a unique look at the Opry, Ryman, and the city of Nashville and allows fans to deepen their connection with the artists they love.”
Telly Award wins included:
“Better Half – Christina Ballard – Designer of Old Smokeys Boots” (Documentary: Individual)
“Family Tradition – Ashley Campbell Follows in Her Late Father’s Footsteps” (Documentary: Individual)
“Why Not Me – The Sonny Melton Story” (Documentary: Individual)
“My Opry Debut – Travis Denning” (Documentary: Individual)
“My Opry Debut – Tenille Townes” (Documentary: Individual)
“My Opry Debut – Abby Anderson” (Documentary: Individual)
“Backstage at the Ryman – Tori Kelly” (Editing)
“Backstage at the Ryman – Tori Kelly” (Live Events)
“Opry NextStage – Tegan Marie – In the Making” (Documentary: Individual)
Founded in 1979, the mission of The Telly Awards 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.
About Opry Entertainment Group
Rooted in the unparalleled country music history of the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Entertainment Group produces multi-platform entertainment experiences through its growing portfolio of entertainment venues and restaurants, including the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, the iconic Ryman Auditorium, 650 AM-WSM, and our newest brand in partnership with Blake Shelton, Ole Red. Opry Entertainment Group’s long-standing presence in the music industry allows us topartner with country music artists at all stages in their career to bring entertainment to country music lovers around the world. Through concerts, tours, restaurants, retail, publishing, digital content, and more, Opry Entertainment Group connects millions of music fans to the artists they love through experiences they’ll never forget. Opry Entertainment Group is a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP).
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