Thursday, January 20, 2011

Grand Ole Opry Line-Up 1/21 & 1/22--Updated

The Grand Ole Opry has posted the line-up for the shows this weekend. Again, the Opry will be at the Ryman Auditorium for 1 show on Friday night and 1 show on Saturday night. This week, the Friday Night Opry looks like the stronger of the 2 shows, featuring Montgomery Gentry and the Oak Ridge Boys. Ralph Stanley was originally scheduled for this weekend, but as was noted previously, he had a heart pacemaker recently installed and is resting.

Friday January 21
7:00: Ricky Skaggs(host); Jim Ed Brown; The Whites
7:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jeannie Seely; Del McCoury Band
8:15: John Conlee(host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Montgomery Gentry
8:45: Mike Snider(host); Connie Smith; Oak Ridge Boys

Saturday January 22
7:00: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jimmy C. Newman; Del McCoury Band
7:30: Riders In The Sky(host); Thompson Square; Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys
8:15: Mike Snider(host); Jan Howard; Holly Williams; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Ricky Skaggs(host); Jean Shepard; Jack Greene; The Whites


  1. I will say that Jimmy Dickens sounded pretty good again last night. And it was kind of funny when Del McCoury forgot the words during his 1st number. It happens even to the best of them.

  2. I got to hear the whole show, and I was glad that Mike Snider talked a bit about Earl White and Charlie Collins and their backgrounds. I wish he'd mentioned that Earl was the last fiddler for the Crook Brothers, too.

    The Potato sounded pretty good, and I think the only person who never forgot a word to a song was Mr. Acuff, known to recording engineers as "One Take Ake," although Mr. Snow cheated a bit by putting the words out there.