Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tuesday Night Opry 4/28 & Opry Country Classics 4/30--Updated

Here is the line-up for this weeks Tuesday Night Opry: April 28
7:00: Jeannie Seely; Luke Bryan
7:30: Jimmy C. Newman; Del McCoury Band
8:00: Bill Anderson; Rodney Atkins
8:30: Jimmy Dickens; Craig Morgan

Not a bad line-up for the Tuesday night show. It features more Opry members than usual and has a nice mix of legends and new talent

Here is the line-up for the Opry Country Classics: April 30
Jeannie Seely(host)
Jack Greene
George Hamilton IV
Justin Moore
Opry Square Dancers
Ray Pillow
Gene Watson
Emily West
Billy Yates
Mel Tillis(Spotlight Artist)
This Week's Theme: A salute to the great state of Texas

I have listened to the Opry Country Classics for the past several weeks and I still have mixed feelings about this show. I am still concerned about some of the artists and the songs that they are singing. For example, 2 weeks ago, the show honored song writers, including Bill Anderson. Rebecca Lynn Howard(a fine talent in my opinion) was on and she came out and sang several Bill Anderson songs that Connie Smith had hit records on. In my opinion, they should had Connie Smith on to sing her songs herself. On that same show, Jeannie Seely sang several songs made famous by Hank Williams. Jeannie has a nice voice, but I question the song selection. I also know she has written several songs, so why not have her sing her own recordings that she had written, since this was a night to honor song writers? Let's hope they continue to work on the theme and line-ups for this show and that they come up with a nice format. Regarding this week's line-up besides Mel Tillis, it is nice to see Gene Watson back on, along with Opry members Ray Pillow, Jack Greene and George Hamilton IV. I am sure with the Texas theme, George will sing Abilene for sure.

1 comment:

  1. I believe Mike Terry said on the Opry Warmup Show Saturday night that the spotlight artist is to be Mel Tillis. If I am right about that, they just didn't change it.

    I also would rather have Connie Smith sing her songs than Rebecca Lynn Howard--no offense to Ms. Howard--but they did say they wanted to mix the legends and the younger folk. As I said, I would like to see an Opry Old-Timers segment with a former member doing a couple of songs.