Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Grand Ole Opry Line-Up 4/2 & 4/3

This weekend, the Grand Ole Opry returns to one show on Saturday night after having two Saturday night shows the past several weeks. Then, next week, they return to two shows on Saturday. I know it is the night before Easter, but usually that is one night that draws good crowds to both shows.

Here are the line-ups:
Friday April 2
7:00: John Conlee(host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Lee Brice
7:30: Riders In The Sky(host); Jean Shepard; Del McCoury Band
8:15: Mike Snider(host); Jan Howard; Jack Greene; Holly Williams
8:45: Vince Gill(host); The Whites; The Time Jumpers

Saturday April 3
7:00: John Conlee(host); Jimmy C. Newman; Lee Brice
7:30: Mike Snider(host); Jean Shepard; Restless Heart
8:00: Riders In The Sky(host)l Stonewall Jackson; Holly Williams; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Vince Gill(host); The Whites; Connie Smith

The Opry website does not list an intermission for Saturday night, but I am sure with one show there will be one. Also, they have Charlie Daniels listed for Saturday night, but that is a misprint. And, a few of the Opry regulars are missing. Jimmy Dickens is actually doing a personal appearance on Saturday night at the Wheeling Jamboree with Jim Ed Brown and Jeannie Seely. Bill Anderson is touring in Canada.

Also on the Opry website, you will notice that they have updated their artists scheduled to appear for upcoming shows. They have added a boat load of names, but they names are mostly of the Opry regulars that usually appear most weekends. Unfortunately, most of the big name artists continue to be missing in action. But, we do have appearances by Vince Gill, Lorrie Morgan, Joe Diffie and Ricky Skaggs to continue to look forward to. Let's hope for more.

Next weekend, I am planning to be in Nashville on Saturday for both shows.


  1. I love this blog. It's amazing how you get more accurate/up-to-date information on the opry than I just bought tickets for Friday, April 30th. My wife and I have become huge Sarah Buxton fans and also we have some how managed to miss Jim Ed Brown at the 6 shows we've attended in the past 2 years. So we are really looking forward to this one! Front row!!

  2. I'll echo Jim on what a great blog it is! Now if The Potato will just behave himself and be careful on that trip.

  3. Thanks for all the nice comments. I do the best that I can and I enjoy the Opry.

    Oh, and for you baseball fans, opening night is Sunday night!!! (for most of us it's on Monday).Play Ball...........

  4. If you go to the Wheeling Jamboree website, (www.wheelingjamboree.or), they have live webcasts of their Saturday night shows. The site does say that they are going to webcast this Saturday's show, starting at 6:30pm.

    It if they actually do show the show live, and I still wonder if they will since it is going to be at the Capital Music Hall, it will be a great opportunity to see Jim Ed Brown, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jeannie Seely and the others.

    I have watched the show a bit here and there, and the webcast of the show is not too bad of quality. I know I am going to check it out.