May 2nd: The Carolina Opry Opens in Surfside Beach, South Carolina.
December: The Carolina Opry Christmas Special Debuts!
February: The Carolina Opry is named the State’s Most Outstanding Attraction by the Governor of South Carolina.
July 18th: Governor Campbell names Calvin Gilmore “South Carolina’s Country Music Ambassador” & The Carolina Opry as “The Country Music Center of South Carolina”
June 29th: Opening Night in the new 2,200 seat, state-of-the-art Carolina Opry Theater in Myrtle Beach, SC
February: The Carolina Opry and Calvin Gilmore Productions wins the state’s highest tourism award, The Governor’s Cup.
June: Calvin Gilmore receives a star on the Myrtle Beach Walk of Fame with Vanna White
May 30th: Calvin Gilmore is inducted into the Hard Rock Cafe Hall of Fame
May 31st: Calvin Gilmore & cast perform the National Anthem for the Fox National Presidential Republican Debate.
April: The Carolina Opry Celebrates its 25th Anniversary
November 18th: Calvin Gilmore is named Pioneer of the Year & receives the Palmetto Patriot Award, for outstanding contributions to their fellow citizens and the State of South Carolina