Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Grand Ole Opry Line up 4/1 & 4/2

The line ups have been posted for this weekends Grand Ole Opry shows. There will be 1 show on Friday night and 2 shows on Saturday night.

All 3 shows this weekend will feature the Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, who will be making their first Opry appearances of the year. Also appearing on all 3 shows will be Jimmy Wayne, along with Opry member Jimmy Dickens, who is scheduled to return to the Opry this weekend.

Friday night's show will feature Kellie Pickler, Dailey & Vincent, along with Opry member Mel Tillis. Saturday night, Darryl Worley will be on both shows, along with comedian Henry Cho.

Friday April 1
7:00: Mike Snider(host); Jimmy C. Newman; Jeannie Seely; Jimmy Wayne
7:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jim Ed Brown; Mel Tillis
8:15: Bill Anderson(host); Jan Howard; Jack Greene; Kellie Pickler
8:45: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers(host); Connie Smith; Dailey & Vincent

Saturday April 2
First Show 7:00: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jim Ed Brown; Jimmy Wayne
7:30: John Conlee(host); Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys; The Whites; Henry Cho
8:00: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers(host); Jean Shepard; Mike Snider; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Bill Anderson(host); Riders In The Sky; Darryl Worle

Second Show
9:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jeannie Seely; Jimmy Wayne
10:00: John Conlee(host); Jean Shepard; Henry Cho
10:30: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers(host); Jack Greene; Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press; Opry Square Dancers
11:00: Bill Anderson(host); Riders In The Sky; Darryl Worley

The host of this weeks Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree will be Opry veteran Jeannie Seely, who will be promoting her new CD that she recently released. As a reminder, the show is back live at midnight.


  1. No Jimmy Dickens again on Friday night. Jeannie Seely moved from the earlier slot and hosted the 2nd segment.

  2. No Jimmy Dickens again on Saturday night. Jim Ed Brown moved up and hosted the segment. The Whites moved over from the 2nd segment and were on Jim Ed's portion prior to Jimmy Wayne.

  3. Obviously with Jimmy missing on Friday and the 1st show on Saturday, you knew he would not be doing the 2nd show. Jeannie Seely hosted the first segment and The Whites took her spot.

    One other mention on last nights show. The first show ran almost 20 minutes over, and I have noticed a pattern over the past several months of many of the Friday and Saturday shows running longer than usual (even with the intermissions on the single show nights). It is nice to see that the Opry is "ok" with the shows running over again. For a while, it was like they had a stopwatch up on stage and when the show was supposed to end, it ended. Lately they have been letting many of the major artists to extra songs on their segments. Nice.

  4. The odd thing about the shows running over is that they still aren't singing as many songs as they used to, but the songs are longer, too. The record for any Opry broadcast I have heard or seen was a telecast when there were EIGHT numbers in one 30-minute segment on TNN. But Bill Monroe was the host, and he didn't exactly banter with people.