E.W. Wendell

E.W. Wendell

About E.W. Wendell

E.W. 'Bud' Wendell was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998. He was the manager of the Grand Ole Opry and later president and chief executive officer of the companies that have owned the Opry and Opryland. He was a major contributor to the growth of country music in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.