For fans who have always wondered what happens behind the scenes of country music's most hallowed stage, the Grand Ole Opry is releasing a new book, 'Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry.'

The book is set for release on March 15 to coincide with the Opry's 40th anniversary of its permanent home, the Grand Ole Opry House. The book features a number of country music's icons as they share their favorite memories of being backstage.

“No offense at all to the people sitting in the seats, but the real show is backstage," Opry member Garth Brooks says in the book. "That’s the Opry.”

Stories in the book include Brooks' nervous Opry debut, Carrie Underwood running into Loretta Lynn backstage and Vince Gill's time spent at the Opry with Roy Acuff.

Opry member Dierks Bentley is featured on the book's cover standing in the wings, moments before taking the stage to perform.

“This book tells the story of one of my favorite places -- backstage at the Opry -- like never before,” Bentley says in a press release. “The Opry and its fans deserve this.”

'Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry' will be available at, as well as all Opry Nashville retail locations. The book's authors, Brenda Colladay and Dan Rogers -- who share over 30 years of experience working behind the scene at the Opry -- will be signing copies in the the Opry Shop in the Grand Ole Opry House at 5:30PM CT on March 15, and 2PM CT on March 16. Star-studded performances and special events are also scheduled at the the Opry House that weekend as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations.