Monday, April 13, 2009

Tuesday Night Opry 4/10 & Opry Country Classics 4/16

Here is the line-up for the Tuesday Night Opry for April 14th:
7:00: Riders In The Sky; Gloriana
7:30: Jimmy Wayne; Jean Shepard
8:00: Keith Anderson; Jimmy Dickens
8:30: Trace Adkins; Taylor Swift

Certainly the highlight of the Tuesday night show will be the last half hour with Trace Adkins and Taylor Swift. Taylor, along with Carrie Underwood, is the top female singer in country music today. Jimmy Wayne is a fine young star as is Keith Anderson. Gloriana is a new act to country music. Finally, you have the Opry legends represented by Riders In The Sky, Jean Shepard and Jimmy Dickens. A great line-up and this should be a sell-out.

Here is the line-up for the Opry Country Classics show on April 16th:
Jeannie Seely(host); David Ball; Rebecca Lynn Howard; Jimmy C. Newman; Opry Square Dancers; Jean Shepard; The Wrights. Spotlight Artist: Bill Anderson

Of the first group of Thursday night shows, this one has the least number of artists listed, and while it has some good artists listed, there is no superstar artist. This line-up will be a test for how popular this show is. Of course, WSM and the Opry is offering tickets at a discounted price. Regarding the acts, Rebecca Lynn Howard makes another appearance and David Ball always does a fine job and has a great classic country voice. He should have had more hit records than what he had. I still will be looking forward to the show and plan on listening to it.

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