Monday, October 25, 2010

Tuesday Night Opry 10/26 & Opry Country Classics 10/28

Here is the line-up for the Tuesday Night Opry, October 26 from the Grand Ole Opry House.

7:00: John Conlee; Love & Theft
7:30: Connie Smith; Chris Young
8:15: Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys; Lorrie Morgan
8:45: Jimmy Dickens; Little Big Town

Not a horrible line-up for the show. By the way, Jesse McReynolds has a new CD out, "Songs of the Grateful Dead." I picked it up when I was in Nashville and it is a pretty good CD. 13 songs on it and Jesse and friends are all in good voice. He is joined by David Nelson and Stu Allen and the song selection covers such Grateful Dead favorites as "Ripple", "Franklin's Tower", "Fire On the Mountain" and "Standing On the Moon." Most were written by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia. The final number is a Robert Hunter/Jesse McReynolds written song, "Day by Day." I recommend the CD.

Opry Country Classics will take place on Thursday night at the Ryman Auditorium. This will be the final show in this series and the plan is still to bring back the show in the spring. The host this week will be Bill Cody, who did an excellent job hosting the show several weeks back. The spotlight artist will be Lorrie Morgan. Now, nothing against Lorrie as I enjoy her music, but with Leroy Van Dyke making a very rare Opry appearance, he should have been the spotlight artist for this show.

Host: Bill Cody
Spotlight Artist: Lorrie Morgan
Also Appearing: Mandy Barnett; Shawn Camp; George Hamilton IV; Chuck Mead; Leroy Van Dyke

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