Friday, March 27, 2009
Opry Country Classics
Just a couple of comments on last night's first Opry Country Classics show. The show was dedicated to Patsy Cline and in the Opry house they featured her on the video screens at various times during the evening. Eddie Stubbs was there and introduced the show and read the commercials. Larry Gatlin was the on stage host during the show and did a very good job. He was very comfortable in that role(even though he joked about using a telepromter). Jim Ed Brown set the stage by being the first guest on after Larry. In the spirit and pattern of the show, Jim Ed sang one of his own hits(Pop-a-Top); and then followed it with a Jim Reeves classic. As expected, Mandy Barnett sang a couple of Patsy songs as she has played that part so well. Loretta Lynn was there to honor one of her first friends in Nashville. All in all, a very good start to the series. Next week, Marty Stuart and Vince Gill are among the advertised artists scheduled to appear.