Thursday, April 14, 2011

Grand Ole Opry Line Up 4/15 & 4/16

The Grand Ole Opry has posted the line ups for this weekends shows. And believe it or not, Friday night will feature the return of Clint Black to the Opry stage. I hope that he can find the Opry House as the last time he was on the Opry was on Saturday August 18, 2007, when he did both shows that Saturday night. Yep, over 3 years since his last appearance.

Not to pile on Clint, but since he joined the Opry, he has never really taken his Opry membership seriously. Those 2 August appearances in 2007 where his only Opry appearances of that year. And prior to that, he had not been on the Opry since 2003, when he made 5 appearances. Not a very good attendance record for Clint. Makes you wonder why he stays a member.

Also this weekend, Vince Gill is scheduled for all 3 shows, with Rebecca Lynn Howard and The Grascals joining Vince on Friday night and Mountain Heart and Point Of Grace on both Saturday shows.

I will be in Nashville this weekend attending the Friday Night Opry and both shows on Saturday night, in addition to the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree with Ricky Lynn Gregg as the host. Next week, I will post my observations on what I saw over the weekend.

Friday April 15

7:00: Jeannie Seely(host); Jim Ed Brown; Rebecca Lynn Howard
7:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jimmy C. Newman; The Grascals
8:15: Bill Anderson(host); Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press; Clint Black
8:45: Vince Gill(host); John Conlee; The Whites

Saturday April 16

First Show
7:00: Jimmy Dickens(host); Jimmy C. Newman
7:30: Mike Snider(host); Jean Shepard; Jack Greene; Point Of Grace
8:00: Bill Anderson(host); John Conlee; Mountain Heart; Opry Square Dancers

8:30: Vince Gill(host); Riders In The Sky; Connie Smith

Second Show
9:30: Jimmy Dickens(host); The Whites
10:00: John Conlee(host); Jean Shepard; Point Of Grace
10:30: Bill Anderson(host); Jan Howard; Mountain Heart; Opry Square Dancers
11:00: Vince Gill(host); Riders In The Sky; Connie Smith

Seems interesting to me that Mike Snider has been cut back to one show. This has happened a couple of times the past several weeks and he was usually good for hosting a segment on each show over the weekend. Just an observation.

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