I have said it before that with the Grand Ole Opry it is always a gamble when you buy tickets in advance, because at $54.00 for a prime seat, you never know what you are going to get. Sometimes the line-ups are just "ok" or you have a night like this coming Saturday night where the line-up of talent is well worth the price. This Saturday night you have Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris as the headliners.
I have mentioned before that I have been pleased with the amount of support Carrie has given the show. Since she has become a member, she has been making appearances on the show. And, what about Emmylou Harris? After going over a year without appearing on the show, she is playing all 3 shows this weekend, and that comes after appearing in December. Hopefully we will see more of her.
With the star quality on Saturday, the Opry is going to have 2 shows. Tickets are going very well for both shows that night.
Now for the line-ups:
Friday January 15
7:00: Riders In The Sky(host); The Whites; George Hamilton IV; Del McCoury Band
7:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Stonewall Jackson; Joe Diffie
8:00: Bill Anderson(host); Mike Snider; Daryle Singletary
8:30: Emmylou Harris(host); Jack Greene; Randy Kohrs
Saturday January 16
7:00: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jeannie Seely; Del McCoury Band
7:30: Mike Snider(host); The Whites; Dierks Bentley
8:00: Vince Gill(host); Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys; Emmylou Harris; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Bill Anderson(host); Carrie Underwood
9:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jeannie Seely; Del McCoury Band
10:00: Mike Snider(host); Jan Howard; Dierks Bentley
10:30: Vince Gill(host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Emmylou Harris; Opry Square Dancers
11:00: Bill Anderson(host); Carrie Underwood
Everything I have heard is that they will not be adding an act in the final segment on the Saturday shows, but giving Carrie Underwood the extra time. I can't confirm that as of yet, that is just what I was told.