Monday, April 20, 2009

Tuesday Night Opry 4/21 & Opry Country Classics 4/23

Here is the line-up for the Tuesday Night Opry on April 21st. It is a Songs of Faith Signature Show and will take place at the Ryman Auditorium
7:00: John Conlee
7:30: The Whites; Point Of Grace
8:00: Bill Anderson; The Grascals
8:30: Connie Smith; MercyMe

The Signature Shows that the Opry puts on are usually good shows and this one should be no exception. the Songs of Faith has been done on a yearly basis for the past several years.

Here is the line-up for the Opry Country Classics on Thursday April 23rd. This show will also take place at the Ryman Auditorium:
Larry Gatlin(host)

Mandy Barnett
Jimmy Dickens
Jan Howard
Jessie McReynolds & The Virginia Boys
Chuck Mead
Lorrie Morgan
Opry Square Dancers
Charley Pride(Spotlight Artist)

After a line-up last week that was not as strong as the first several, Opry Country Classics makes a strong comeback this week with a real solid line-up. Larry Gatlin did an excellent job hosting the 1st show and he is lined up to host several more in this spring/early summer series. Nice to see Charley Pride as the Spotlight Artist and nice to see Jimmy Dickens making his first appearance on the classic show, considering he is one of the greatest classic stars in country music history.

1 comment:

  1. I was able to listen to more of the show last night, although I had to leave early in the second half. I was impressed. I still think some of the kinks should be worked out--they could have perhaps one fewer artist and give someone else a little more time to work with. Larry Gatlin was clearly having fun, and I thought it was great when he took gospel requests from the audience. They almost needed to grab a hook and get The Potato (Hank Snow called The Tater that, and I must honor Mr. Snow) off of there--he was having a good time. I think this is definitely a winner, though I'd like to see them include an Opry Oldtimer segment and invite in one former member a week to do maybe two or three of their hits.