After more than 200 performances inside the Grand Ole Opry’s hallowed circle—and becoming an official member in March 2018—it’s safe to say that Chris Janson feels at home on the Opry.
One of perks of becoming an Opry member is a personalized mailbox at the Opry Post Office, a tradition carried over from when the Opry was at the Ryman Auditorium (1943–1974). The mailboxes serve as a place for fans to send letters and packages to their favorite member.
As Chris told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, having a mailbox at the Opry is such an honor that he personally reads every letter sent to him.
“There is a mailbox, and it’s awesome,” Chris. “It’s just like the old-time postal service boxes. You would be surprised at how many people write the Grand Ole Opry. It’s pretty awesome. And, just in case anybody is listening and wants to know, I do read all the stuff and go through it and sift through it and make sure that I give everything a fair read.”
If you’d like to contact Chris—or any Opry member—send your letter to:
Grand Ole Opry
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214.
photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com