Ryman Auditorium to be Honored by U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service will issue a commemorative stamped postal card featuring Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, “The Mother Church of Country Music,” on March 18. The official dedication of the 20-cent stamped card will take place that same day at the Ryman at 11:30 a.m. CT. The customary entrance fee into the auditorium will be waived that morning to encourage the public to participate in the dedication. The stamped card features an oil painting by Mike Summers which now hangs in the Ryman Auditorium. It depicts how the building looked around the turn of last century when it housed the Union Gospel Tabernacle