Saturday, January 30, 2010

Grand Ole Opry-Saturday January 30

The snow storm continues in Nashville, and again, there are lots of artists that have cancelled their appearance on the Opry tonight. On the Opry warm-up show, Eddie Stubbs is in for Mike Terry, who could not make it. As far as the Opry line-up for Saturday night, Connie Smith, Stonewall Jackson, Ray Pillow and Bill Anderson have been announced so far as those not going to be on.

At this point, it looks like a very skinny line-up unless they can gather up some guest artists in the next half hour. So far, the line-up looks like this:

7:00: The Whites(host); Cherryholmes
7:30: Jean Shepard(host); Jimmy C. Newman; Radney Foster
8:00: John Conlee(host); Gail Davies; Colt Ford; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Jack Greene; Kathy Mattea

John Conlee ended up hosting the last hour of the show and Gail Davies was the only last minute addition to the schedule. That made 10 artists for the show. I really don't know of a Saturday night show that has had less than that. I know that you cannot help the weather, but at over $50.00 for a top ticket, I wouldn't have been very happy. I do wonder how they handled the folks who could not get to town and had bought tickets in advance. Usually if you have pre-bought a ticket and as long as they have not sent it to you, you can call and change the date of the ticket. Now, the service reps have to get the ok from a supervisor. I am sure they took care of the people who could not get there due to the weather.

All in all, I would rate the Friday show the better of the two shows this past weekend.

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