Grand Ole Opry’s Carol Lee Cooper Hospitalized

Carol Lee Cooper, leader of the Grand Ole Opry’s Carol Lee Singers, has been hospitalized at Summit Medical Center in Nashville for an undisclosed illness. A spokeswoman for the hospital said her condition is listed as “fair.” She was forced to cancel Monday’s (Oct. 7) appearance at the Nashville Musicians Union 100th anniversary concert. Cooper, 60, is the daughter of Opry members Wilma Lee and the late Stoney Cooper. The Carol Lee Singers have provided vocal backing to Opry performers since 1975. 10/8/02