Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Grand Ole Opry Line-Up 12/25 & 12/26

Here is this weekend's line-up for the Grand Ole Opry. There is one show on Friday night December 25 and one show on Saturday December 26. Both nights are at the Ryman Auditorium. As was speculated previously, the line-ups for both nights, while decent, are pretty light. Also, as speculated, no Jimmie Dickens this weekend and he might be gone for a while as he recovers from his latest illness.

Friday December 25-Christmas
7:00: Jeannie Seely(host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Blaine Larsen
7:30: George Hamilton IV(host); Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys; Elizabeth Cook
8:00: Riders In The Sky(host); Jack Greene; Dailey & Vincent
8:30: Mike Snider(host); Charlie Louvin; T. Graham Brown

Saturday December 26
7:00: Jeannie Seely(host); Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys; Rebecca Lynn Howard
7:30: George Hamilton IV(host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Eddy Raven
8:00: Riders In The Sky(host); Jan Howard; Dailey & Vincent: Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Mike Snider(host); Jack Greene; Restless Heart


  1. You're ahead of! Also, don't forget at 8 p.m. Saturday, the Opry Square Dancers. For some reason, the Opry tends to forget them, and they consistently get huge applause.

  2. You've got to wonder why someone keeps forgetting them week after week as they are as important to the Opry's heritage as anything else they do.

    You, like me, are no doubt concerned that one of these Saturdays they aren't going to be listed on the lineup and they actually aren't going to be on the show either.

  3. Sorry about forgetting the Square Dancers on the original line-up. I do remember just a while back that they used to list it as: Opry Square Dancers and Opry Square Dance Band. I guess they don't consider Earl White and Charlie Collins a band!!!

  4. I know that Marty Stuart often mentions that Charlie was one of the Smoky Mountain Boys. I think they should note this more often, that he has been on the Opry since 1967. Earl White came to the Opry in 1955 to work with Marty Robbins and performed with Hank Snow, Faron Young, and Jean Shepard and Hawkshaw Hawkins. In 1973, Herman Crook brought him in as the fiddler for the Crook Brothers. So, Earl is the only member left of the band that was the last surviving original Opry group. And Charlie is the only one regularly on the Opry from a group that first performed on the Opry in 1938, backing Mr. Acuff.

  5. Was it just me, or when the Opry went on the air at WSM there was dead air? I turned to WSM in the car about 5 minutes before the start of the Friday Night Opry, then they did the pre-taped introduction to the Friday Night Opry, then it went dead and nothing. I gave up after about 10 minutes.