Updated: On Saturday night, Jamie O'Neal has cancelled for both shows and replaced by Cherryholmes
Here is the line-up for this week's Grand Ole Opry shows. There are 2 shows both Friday and Saturday night, with Friday having a very strong line-up as the Opry is doing its part for breast cancer awareness. Looking the Friday night line-up, both shows are exactly the same with the exception of the third slot in the second segment. Jim Ed Brown is on the first show and The Whites are on the second show. Usually, you will see some variety in the shows and also you will see some performers on the first show and not on the second show, and some on the second show and not on the first. It is the same for Saturday night with the exception of the second slot in the third segment of the show. Kind of strange. Anyways, here are the line-ups:
Friday October 2:
7:00: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jo Dee Messina
7:30: Lorrie Morgan(host); Jean Shepard; Jim Ed Brown; Caitlin Lynn; Mike Snider
8:00: Bill Anderson(host); Connie Smith; Terri Clark
8:30: Jeannie Seely(host); Mindy Smith; Carrie Underwood
9:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jo Dee Messina
10:00: Lorrie Morgan(host); Jean Shepard; The Whites; Caitlin Lynn; Mike Snider
10:30: Bill Adnerson(host); Connie Smith; Terri Clark
11:00: Jeannie Seely(host); Mindy Smith; Carrie Underwood
Before we leave Friday night, there is still one slot to fill on the first segment of each show. However, I know that they are having a special moment where Carrie Underwood will light a switch to turn the barn backdrop pink for the night. That may be why only one guest is scheduled for that first segment. Ray Price is scheduled for a concert at the Acuff Theater on Friday night, so it is possible that he could stop over at the Opry for a song or two. They have done that in the past. Also, Robin Roberts from Good Morning America will be on the first show as a special announcer. Finally, when they first announced that these shows would be dedicated to breast cancer awareness, I was under the assumption that most of the talent on Friday night would be female and that is the way it turned out, with 4 male performers on the first show and 3 on the second.
Saturday October 3:
7:00: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jimmy C. Newman; Cherryholmes
7:30: Mike Snider(host); Jack Greene; Grand Master Fiddle Champion; Gene Watson
8:00: Jean Shepard(host); Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Hal Ketchum(host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top-X-Press; The Whites
9:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jimmy C. Newman; Cherryholmes
10:00: Mike Snider(host); Jack Greene; Grand Master Fiddle Champion; Gene Watson
10:30: Jean Shepard(host); Stonewall Jackson; Opry Square Dancers
11:00: Hal Ketchum(host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; The Whites
One slot to fill on each show before the Square Dancers. Dailey & Vincent will be the host at the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree. They have had an amazing two year run since teaming up in bluegrass. They have been on the Opry several times and it is suprising that they are not on the Opry schedule for Saturday considering that they are going to be at the record shop.
Next weekend is the Opry's 84th birthday celebration.