Here is the Grand Ole Opry line-up for this weekend:
Friday July 10th:
7:00: Jeannie Seely(host); Jimmy C. Newman; Chris Young
7:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jan Howard; Ashton Shepard
8:00: Ricky Skaggs(host); Jean Shepard; The Whites
8:30: Mike Snider(host); Connie Smith; Diamond Rio
Saturday July 11th:
7:00: Jimmy Dickens(host); Connie Smith; Caitlin & Will
7:30: Jeannie Seely(host); Jimmy C. Newman; Jim Ed Brown; Jennifer Hanson
8:00: Mike Snider(host); The Whites; Billy Dean; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Riders In The Sky(host); Jean Shepard; Alison Krauss w/The Cox Family
9:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); The Whites; Caitlin & Will
10:00: Mike Snider(host); Jack Greene; Alison Krauss w/The Cox Family
10:30: Jim Ed Brown(host); Charlie Louvin; Jennifer Hanson; Opry Square Dancers
11:00: Riders In The Sky(host); Jean Shepard; Billy Dean
>After not appearing for several years, Alison Krauss makes her 2nd Opry appearance in 2 months. She is one of the most talented performers in music today as she appears with numerous musicians, including her great success with Robert Plant. This week she appears with The Cox Family.
>Billy Dean will be at the Opry Shop on Saturday meeting and greeting fans prior to the Opry.
>Jim Ed Brown was on Bill Mack's radio show on Tuesday and talked about the great time he had with his sisters this past weekend. They hosted the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree on Saturday night, and for those who could not listen to the live broadcast, it was great. I know that they will archive it soon.
>Charlie Louvin returns off the road to do the Saturday night Opry. He certainly is not on enough, especially with his new music out on the market.
>Leona Williams is the host of this week's Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree at the record shop. She was also on Bill Mack's show earlier this week talking about her good friend Ferlin Husky, and hoping that everything will be fine with him. At his age it will be tough.
Finally, we would be remiss if we did not mention the health of Mel McDaniel. He suffered a heart attack earlier this summer and is in critical condition and in a medical induced coma. To be honest, these situations do not normally turn out well. Our prayers and thoughts are with him and his family.