The Grand Ole Opry has posted this weekend's line-ups. The Friday Night Opry will be held at the Ryman Auditorium, while the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night will be at the War Memorial Auditorium.
This weekend's shows are highlighted by a return to the Opry stage by Bill Anderson, who has been on tour recently. On Saturday night, Charley Pride will be hosting a segment.
Friday May 21:
7:00: Jeannie Seely(host); Jimmy C. Newman; The Whites
7:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jason Michael Carroll; Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys
8:15: Bill Anderson(host); Gary Mule Deer; Joey + Rory
8:45: Jim Ed Brown(host); Stonewall Jackson; Jack Greene; Mountain Heart
Saturday May 22:
7:00: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jim Ed Brown; The Bowling Family
7:30: John Conlee(host); George Hamilton IV; Laura Bell Bundy
8:15: Charley Pride(host); Jan Howard; Riders In The Sky; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Bill Anderson(host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Kathy Mattea
Kathy Mattea continues her string of recent Opry appearances. I know she was there on one of my last visits to the Opry and was well received by the crowd. Someday, she might make a good Opry member as she loves the traditonal sound.
The Opry has also announced the line-up for the Tuesday Night Opry on May 25. If you remember, this was the show that was supposed to It kick off the Opry's 85th birthday celebration. It still will, but now the show will be at the Ryman Auditorium instead of the Opry House. The line-up for the show is:
7:00: Jimmy Dickens; Jeannie Seely; Bill Anderson
8:00: Steve Wariner; Ricky Skaggs; Vince Gill; Brad Paisley
And finally, The Ernest Tubb Record Shop Midnight Jamboree will be hosted this Saturday night by Stonewall Jackson. Should be a great show.