Friday, September 24, 2010

Updated Grand Ole Opry Line-Up 9/24 & 9/25

The Grand Ole Opry has updated this weekend's line-ups. On Friday night, Jimmy C. Newman is off the schedule and I am sorry to say that Charlie Louvin is off the Saturday schedule and has been replaced by Stonewall Jackson. I was really hoping that Charlie would make it this Saturday night.

Here are the revised line-ups:

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); Jean Shepard; 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); Stonewall Jackson; Jimmy Wayne; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Mike Snider(host); Jack Greene; Jo Dee Messina


  1. I see now that Jean Shepard is listing as opening Saturday night instead of The Potato. I didn't hear tonight's show due to problems with WSM's website, but I wondered whether he made it in tonight. I suspect he might be taking an extra night's rest to make sure he's up to Tuesday night's big show.

    Sorry to hear that Charlie Louvin won't be there. I hope it isn't a bad sign.

  2. You are right. No Jimmy Dickens Saturday night. He was on the Friday Night Opry, and sounded no worst than he has in recent weeks. Jean Shepard hosted the opening segment. Mike Terry did say that Jimmy would be at the Grand Ole Opry House on Tuesday night.

    Also, Mike gave Jean a really great introduction, noting that she was the first female to have a million selling record in country music and was the first female member of the Grand Ole Opry. Very nice.

    Also, Jack Greene was on the first portion instead of Jimmy C. Newman.

  3. I think Mike Terry meant to say that she is the longest consecutive years running member and not the first female member because that is an incorrect statement. I would hope that was just a slip.

  4. Also that she is the senior female member, which is correct. Even Mike Terry isn't perfect! In fact, I've even detected an occasional sign that Eddie Stubbs isn't perfect, though you have to look for it.

  5. I agree that probably what Mike meant to say was that she was the longest current female member on the Opry, but as I heard it, it came out as first female member of the Opry, and like has been noted, we all know that is not right. I would guess that Mike was thinking one thing and saying another. Just came out wrong.

    Yes, Jack Greene ended up in Jimmy C. Newman's spot and the last segement was Mike Snider and Jo Dee Messina. By the time they got to Mike's segment, the Opry was running about 10 minutes behind.

  6. It worked out at the end, since Snider got them off at 9:15 Nashville time, though they could have had another song or two from Messina to please the crowd. I was glad Snider actually got to do a full song at the end (and since I am a Civil War historian and our musician friends played "Ashokan Farewell" at our wedding, it was especially nice). But that isn't giving the fans and listeners their money's worth. As Snider said with his usual drollery, the Opry is the only place in the world where you pay forty bucks to get in and have to listen to commercials.

  7. Jimmy C. Newman must have been a last minute cancellation, as even on the Opry warm-up show, when the line-up was given right before show time, Jimmy C. was still being announced as being on the show and Jack Greene was still being announced as being in the final segment.

    I still don't like it when someone does cancel and they are not replaced or a segment is left short. Of course, when you only schedule 12 artists on the show to begin with, you have very little options available.