Texas country musician Pat Waters visited the Corsicana Opry and Event Center last week to film “Drive Across Texas,” an interactive series that brings a little piece of Texas to viewers' homes with every episode. The episode filmed at the Opry is about the history of the building and its future growth.

“The Drive Across Texas team enjoyed our time talking and filming with Carolyn McCombs at the Corsicana Opry & Event Center,” Waters said. “The building has an amazing history and some great bones. We can't wait to get this segment out to our viewers. I do believe people everywhere will enjoy this little piece of Texas.”

Corsicana Opry and Event Center owner, Carolyn McCombs, was pleased to have Waters come by and film.

“The Corsicana Opry enjoyed having Pat Waters and Drive Across Texas as our guests,” McCombs said. “It was a great opportunity to showcase the Corsicana Opry and its part in promoting tourism in Corsicana.”

Built in the late 1800s, the Opry was once home to the Central Texas Grocery and Supply Company and has since been renovated as other grocery stores and feed stores throughout history.

McCombs purchased the building in 2007, and at the time, there was no place for local artists to perform. She wanted to create a place where the locals could sing and dance together.

Since the make-over of the Opry, she said it has come to her attention that ghosts roam the building. To be specific, eight ghosts lurk throughout the Opry.

“Walking into the Opry is a jaw dropping moment. It pours out Texas, from board and beam. We want

everyone to know what a national treasure the Opry is,” McCombs said.

The Corsicana Opry and Event Center is a venue for musicians and singers as well as a facility for groups of all interests to meet.

If you are interested in renting out the Opry be sure to contact them at 903-872-6779

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