No joke intended, but it seems like as the flood waters have retreated, some missing Opry stars have been found. First, we had Brad Paisley scheduled for the Friday Night Opry and now Alan Jackson has been scheduled for the Saturday night show. And if that is not enough, George Jones is going to be on the Tuesday Night Opry. I would suspect that this will be the first wave of country stars, both members and non-members, who we will see appearing as a show of support on the show in the coming weeks.
The Grand Ole Opry has posted the line-up for this weekend's shows. There is one show on Friday night and one show on Saturday night, with both nights being at the Ryman Auditorium. The line-up for Friday is the stronger of the two, with Brad Paisley making an appearance. Other stars that night include Ricky Skaggs, Dailey & Vincent and Diamond Rio. Saturday nights show is highlighted by Lee Greenwood. Looking at Saturday's line-up, there are still a couple of slots to fill.
Here is the line-up for the Friday Night Opry
7:00: Ricky Skaggs(host); Jean Shepard; George Hamilton IV; The Whites
7:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys; Janie Fricke
8:15: Jim Ed Brown(host); Connie Smith; Dailey & Vincent
8:45: Diamond Rio(host); Jan Howard; Mike Snider; Brad Paisley
Here is the line-up for the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night
7:00: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jimmy C. Newman; Emily West
7:30: Jean Shepard(host); Jack Greene; Connie Smith
8:15: Jim Ed Brown(host); Stonewall Jackson; Lee Greenwood; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Mike Snider(host); Alan Jackson
Now both Opry shows look good this weekend. Finally, Larry Gatlin is going to be on Larry King live tonight, and he will be live from Opry Country Classics. Hopefully, Larry will not interrupt him too much and give him a chance to say something. Maybe others will be on also. And, if you are a fan of the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree, Leona Williams is the host for this week's show.