Here is the line-up for this week's Tuesday Night Opry, June 1. This week's show will be at the TPAC's Jackson Hall. Having been in this facility a couple of times, this is a pretty nice hall and it should suit the Opry well.
7:00: Jim Ed Brown; Holly Williams
7:30: Jean Shepard; Billy Dean
8:15: John Conlee; Jim Lauderdale
8:45: Jimmy Dickens; Cherryholmes
We have been seeing a lot of Holly Williams on the Opry over the past several months. I know she has a new CD out and is trying to establish her career. I know that in the past the Opry likes to hook on to younger singers and give them exposure hoping that they will make it and remember the Opry after they do. Josh Turner is a good example of someone that this worked out well for, while there are a couple of others who just never hit it big, despite the Opry's help. I can think of Mandy Barnett and Rebecca Lynn Howard, who fall into that group.
Also, I did listen to the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night and thought it was a pretty good show. I especially enjoyed John Conlee singing, "They also Serve", which I think is a great song.
Happy Memorial Day to all. And, please remember.