Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Grand Ole Opry 12/11 & 12/12

At the Grand Ole Opry, some weekends have better shows than others, and this weekend is one of those that has a pretty nice line-up for all 4 shows this weekend. Yes, that is right. The Opry is having 2 shows on Friday night and 2 shows on Saturday night. This weekend, the Opry has Rascal Flatts in for both shows on Friday night, along with Vince Gill, Steve Wariner and the return of Jimmy Dickens, who missed the last couple of weekends. Saturday nights line-up features Trace Adkins, Nancy Griffith, Marty Stuart and Vince Gill. Also, at the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree will be Marty Stuart. Overall, a fine weekend to be in Nashville. Now, for the line-ups:

Friday December 11
First Show
7:00: Mike Snider(host); Jim Ed Brown; Chuck Wicks
7:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jack Greene; Vince Gill
8:00: Steve Wariner(host); Connie Smith; Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press
8:30: Bill Anderson(host); Rascal Flatts

Second Show
9:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jimmy C. Newman; Chuck Wicks
10:00: Mike Snider(host); Ray Pillow; Rascal Flatts
10;30: Jim Ed Brown(host); Connie Smith; Steve Wariner
11:00: Bill Anderson(host); Stonewall Jackson; Vince Gill

My comment on the Friday shows is that there is some actual variety in the line-ups, which is nice to see. Also, based on where Vince Gill is scheduled, he must have a hockey game or another commitment elsewhere, as there is a 3 hour gap between his segments. I am suprised that Vince is not hosting a segment, as he usually does.

Saturday December 12
First Show
7:00: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jimmy C. Newman; Trace Adkins
7:30: Mike Snider(host); Jack Greene; Nanci Griffith
8:00: Marty Stuart(host); Dale Jett & Hello Stranger; Connie Smith; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Bill Anderson(host); Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys

Second Show
9:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jim Ed Brown; Nanci Griffith
10:00: Marty Stuart(host); Stu Phillips; Dale Jett & Hello Stranger; Connie Smith
10:30: Mike Snider(host); Trace Adkins; Opry Square Dancers
11:00: Bill Anderson(host); Vince Gill

Again on the Saturday night shows, they have a couple of spots to fill. Vince Gill is only on the 2nd show, but he is advertised as such so I do not expect him to fill the spot on the 1st show. It is the final segment of the night and usually Pete Fisher tries to put in a "name" performer in that slot. But, regardless, it looks like a good weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Vince may be doing the equivalent of Marty Robbins with auto racing! Also, Vince doesn't always host when he is there. I remember him saying once that he got more nervous hosting an Opry segment than he did hosting the CMA Awards, which is one of the reasons I love him.

    Also, I have noticed that, when hosting, Vince sometimes has a tendency to treat his segment the way Mr. Acuff treated his--namely, he's on stage, he's in charge, and things change when he says so. I doubt that Pete Fisher much likes that.