The Grand Ole Opry has announced the line-up for the Tuesday Night Opry on December 7th, at the Ryman Auditorium.
7:00: Jean Shepard; Restless Heart
7:30: Jack Greene; The Quebe Sisters
8:15: Bill Anderson; Julianne Hough
8:45: Jimmy Dickens; Lee Greenwood
Not a real bad line-up for the Tuesday show.
Now, just a couple of Opry notes involving Opry members:
Mel McDaniel is reporting on his facebook page that he has suffered a setback as his medication has been changed. Mel had set a date for himself to do a final tour and that is now in doubt. He does have some new merchandise for sale on his website and is saying that will be the final offerings from Mel.
Bill Anderson will be celebrating his 50th anniversary as an Opry member in July. It promises to be a big year for Bill and one of the big things that will be happening is Bear Records will be releasing a new box set late next year. It will be a total of a 5 CD set and will cover his recording career from 1958 to 1966. The set will also contain several unreleased numbers and songs that he wrote that became hits for others. If you have ever purchased a Bear Record box set before, you know that they always come with excellent books and photo collections, along with notes from the artist, which Bill said he would be doing for this one.
And, Alison Krauss will be getting back with Union Station for a new CD, coming out in February, on Rounder Records. The last Union Station CD was in April 2007, so Alison fans should be anticipating this release as she comes back to her bluegrass roots.
Good luck on both of these projects.