Ryman Auditorium is a Grand Ole Opry . It is possessed and worked by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Ryman Auditorium was incorporated into the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and was additionally assigned a National Historic Landmark on June 25, 2001, for its vital part in the advancement of nation music. Its development was initiated by Thomas Ryman, a Nashville representative who claimed a few cantinas and an armada of riverboats. Ryman thought about the hall as a sanctuary for the compelling Pentecostal Samuel Porter Jones. Ryman had gone to one of Jones' 1885 tent restorations with the goal to pester, however was rather changed over into an ardent Christian, and not long after swore to construct the sanctuary so the general population of Nashville could go to a substantial scale recovery inside.