The Grand Ole Opry has announced that Dolly Parton will be performing on the Saturday night September 18 show. For those who keep track, this will be her first appearance at the Opry since 2007. We have discussed this before that Dolly is one of the veteran Opry members that you can classify as "missing in action." Just my opinion, but living in the Nashville area and still active in the business should get you more than 1 Opry appearance every 3 years. But regardless for the reasons, I am glad that Dolly is coming back to the Opry.
Her 2 Opry appearances in 2007 were on Saturday May 19 when the Opry honored Porter Wagoner for his 50 years as an Opry member. Prior to that, her last Opry appearances were in 2005. In fact, since 2000, she has appeared on the Opry a total of 6 times!!! A shameful recored for an Opry member.
On another note, the Opry has announced their line-up for the Thursday Night Opry on September 16, at the Ryman Auditorium.
7:00: The Whites; Heidi Newfield
7:30: Riders In The Sky; The Grascals
8:15: Jimmy Dickens; Holly Williams
8:45: Carrie Underwood
Remember, the only reason this show was changed from Opry Country Classics to a Thursday Night Opry show was to accommodate Carrie.