Monday, June 7, 2010

Tuesday Night Opry 6/8 & Opry Country Classics 6/10

This week is the CMA Music Fest in Nashville, which is the event formally known as fan fair. Traditionally, this week has produced some of the Grand Ole Opry's strongest line-ups of the year as many of the stars are in town for the festival. In fact, in past years quite a few artists became Opry members during this week including Alan Jackson, Lorrie Morgan and Mel Tillis, to name a few.

This week, the Tuesday Night Opry will take place at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville. This is an older arena that is better known for hosting the circus and wrestling shows, although the Opry has been here before. When they first announced that they were going to do the Tuesday Night Opry from the arena, I thought that it would be a pretty big show with lots of big names. While the big names are here, I am disappointed in the fact that there are only 7 artists scheduled. Even being a Tuesday night show, I just thought there would be more. Here is the line-up for the Tuesday Night Opry:

7:00: Bill Anderson; The Band Perry
7:30: Mandy Barnett; Josh Turner
8:15: Trisha Yearwood; Jimmy Dickens
8:45: Carrie Underwood

Yep, Carrie gets the whole half hour. I think that they have pretty well taken care of all the ticket problems and everyone should be happy with this show.

Opry Country Classics on Thursday night will take place from the Ryman Auditorium. Like the Tuesday Night Opry, it is a very good line-up of country music legends My only complaint is that there is only one Opry member on the line-up for this night. Here is the line-up:

Host: Larry Gatlin
Also Appearing: Lynn Anderson; The Gatlin Brothers; Neal McCoy; The Oak Ridge Boys; Opry Square Dancers; Gene Watson.


  1. I was a bad boy. I emailed the Opry and said I saw that only one member was at the Opry on Thursday night, so that must mean that the other 65 or so members are performing road dates somewhere, since they are unavailable, and could they send me any information about where they are performing. I did get a response recommending that I look at their websites. I'm sure the sarcasm went unnoticed.

  2. You should email the artists and ask why they arent playing the Opry

  3. If you look at the pictures and articles coming from the CMA Music Fest, and the artist line-up for the shows this week, most of the bigger name Opry artists are in town. To me, no excuse for not doing at least one Opry show during the week.

    Of course, almost all of the veteran Opry members would do the Opry if they were just asked.

    Finally, I noticed that as of this afternoon, the Tuesday Night Opry is not sold out. I know that the auditorium is big, but no more so than if 2 Opry shows were being held at the Opry House, as originally scheduled. Makes you wonder about the pricing structure and the number of artists scheduled. Guess Carrie isn't enough.