The Grand Ole Opry has posted the line-ups for this weekend's shows. As usual, there will be one show on Friday night and one show on Saturday night at the Ryman Auditorium. After this weekend, all Opry shows, with the exception of the Thursday night Opry Country Classics, will be returning to the Grand Ole Opry House, which will have its grand reopening on Tuesday night.
The highlight of this weekend's line-up is the return to the Opry stage of Charlie Louvin, who has not played the Opry since his recent cancer surgery. Since that surgery, which Charlie has acknowledged was not successful, he has hosted the Ernest Tubb Record Shop Midnight Jamboree two times, including this past Saturday night. In watching the video of the show this past week, he still looked very weak, and did not really sing any solo songs. It will be interesting to see how he does, and what he will do, on the Opry this week. Jeannie Seely is the host of the segment that he will be on and I am sure she will give him a very warm introduction.
Friday September 24
7:00: Mike Snider(host); The Whites; Mandy Barnett
7:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys; The Isaacs
8:15: Riders In The Sky(host); Stonewall Jackson; Jimmy C. Newman; Jimmy Wayne
8:45: Jim Ed Brown(host); Jeannie Seely; Gene Watson
Saturday September 25
7:00: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jimmy C. Newman; Randy Kohrs
7:30: Jim Ed Brown(host); The Whites; Janie Fricke
8:15: Jeannie Seely(host); Charlie Louvin; Jimmy Wayne; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Mike Snider(host); Jack Greene; Jo Dee Messina
The Opry has posted the line-up for the Tuesday Night Opry for September 28, the grand re-opening of the Opry House. I will post that, with my comments on the line-up tomorrow. I do have some thoughts on who is on and who isn't.