Nashville's Ryman Auditorium was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service earlier today (June 25). It has been on the Historical Register since 1971.
Up until March 15, 1974, the Ryman was home to the Grand Ole Opry before it relocated to the Grand Ole Opry House, adjacent to the Opryland Hotel.
In addition to country music, the Ryman also features rock, alternative, gospel, classical, jazz, bluegrass as well as musical theatre. Musicians ranging from Roy Acuff to Hank Williams to Trisha Yearwood to Neil Young have performed on the Ryman stage.