The Grand Ole Opry has posted their line-ups for this weekend's shows and for the Tuesday Night Opry next week. Charlie Louvin is scheduled for Saturday night and that is good to see. I hope that the audience shows their appreciation to Charlie in view of his upcoming cancer surgery. There is a nice little feature on Charlie in today's Tennessean. All the shows this weekend will be held at the Ryman Auditorium.
Friday July 9
7:00: Jeannie Seely(host); Connie Smith; Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Rebecca Lynn Howard
7:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jean Shepard; Mandy Barnett
8:15: Mike Snider(host); Jan Howard; Jimmy C. Newman; Terri Clark
8:45: Jim Ed Brown(host); The Whites; Joe Diffie
Saturday July 10
7:00: Jim Ed Brown(host); Jean Shepard; Andy Griggs
7:30: Jeannie Seely(host); Jack Greene; Sam Bush
8:15: Mike Snider(host); Stonewall Jackson; Jaron & The Long Road To Love; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Ricky Skaggs(host); Charlie Louvin; Connie Smith
Tuesday July 13
7:00: Riders In The Sky; Chris Young
7:30: Jimmy C. Newman; Mark Chesnutt
8:15: Jeannie Seely; Montgomery Gentry
8:45: Jimmy Dickens; Charlie Daniels Band
This week, there is no live taping for the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree. The show that will be played at midnight on WSM was taped last Saturday night and will be hosted by George Hamilton IV. This will be the first broadcast since they went to taping the shows the week before.
Finally, I am hearing that the Opry is getting closer to announcing their plans on returning to the Opry House. They wanted to wait as close as they could to make sure they have a confirmed date on returning. The rumor is October 1 or October 5. They are also to announce plans for the Opry's birthday celebration that is scheduled for October 8 and October 9. Usually by this time, the plans have been announced and some of the artists confirmed. But at this point, nothing official. Everything is up in the air as reconstruction continues.