The Grand Ole Opry may be the keeper of the flame when it comes to keeping country music alive, and they’re using the latest technology to help with that task.
Just look at this insane video of Kelsea Ballerini performing her latest hit, “Yeah Boy.” It looks like she’s simply sitting and singing in the Opry’s Women of Country Dressing Room behind that famous stage, but the navigation buttons on the upper left side of the screen allow you to look all around this room.
That’s right. This is a 360-degree video, so you can scroll over and look at each of the iconic women featured in portraits on the wall. The black-and-white shots include portraits of Loretta Lynn, Connie Smith, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Barbara Mandrell, Terri Clark, Minnie Pearl as well as modern divas Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood.
Before her performance, Kelsea says, “We’re backstage at the Women of Country Dressing Room, which is the dressing room I get to stay in most of the time when I play the Opry.”
Getting ready in that room is a great way for Kelsea to connect with her heroes before taking the Opry stage.
She adds, “It’s definitely a fun, inspiring room to be in.”
Of note, the Opry’s 360-degree video only works on certain internet browsers. For best results, watch on your mobile device.