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Phantom of the Opry: Steve Buchanan, BS’80, MBA’85, minds Nashville’s legacy

Feb. 7, 2014, 3:02 PM

Over the past 28 years with the parent company of the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium, Steve Buchanan, BS’80, MBA’85, the president of Opry Entertainment Group, has resurrected the Ryman into a beloved performance space. Buchanan used his rebranding and rebuilding skills to lead the Grand Ole Opry into a popular rebirth. And, he applied his bird’s-eye view of Nashville’s music community in the development of ABC’s Nashville, a scripted prime-time drama that depicts country music’s inner workings.


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