Sunday, October 11, 2009

Tuesday Night Opry 10/13 & Opry Country Classics 10/15

We'll, I am back from the big Grand Ole Opry birthday celebration and I will share my thoughts on what I saw and heard in a column tomorrow. But for tonight, I wanted to post the line-ups for this week's mid-week Opry shows.

Tuesday Night Opry-October 13th:
7:00: Jim Ed Brown; Wade Bowen
7:30: Connie Smith; The Steeldrivers
8:15: Bill Anderson; Jamie O'Neal
8:45: Jimmy Dickens; Justin Moore

Opry Country Classics-Thursday October 15th:
This Week: Celebrating Rockabilly
Host: Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives
Also Appearing: Shawn Camp & Billy Burnette; John Conlee; Eric Heatherly; Rebecca Lynn Howard; Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys; Jimmy C. Newman; Opry Square Dancers

My only comment regarding the Opry Country Classics show is that the theme is Rockabilly, and while Jesse McReynolds and Jimmy C. Newman are fine artists and singers, I do not remember either of them having anything to do with rockabilly. Also, the last I heard of Eric Heatherly was when he had his one and only hit, the remake of the Statler Brothers classic: Flowers on the Wall. He was a one hit wonder.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to the report!

    Here's what some of the thinking may be on the two legends who weren't rockabilly. Jimmy C. did a little of everything in his Decca and Dot days, and there are some links between Cajun and rockabilly--zydeco and other things. Jim and Jesse were among the pioneers in the salutes to people outside of country when they did "Berry Picking in the Country," a Chuck Berry album (Mac Wiseman did a GREAT collection of Gordon Lightfoot songs). So that may be part of it. Or they just happened to be around and available!