Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tuesday Night Opry 4/26 & Opry Country Classics 4/28

Here is the line up for tonight's Tuesday Night Opry, April 26:

7:00: Jim Ed Brown; Josh Thompson
7:30: Jeannie Seely; Steve Wariner
8:15: Riders In The Sky
8:45: Jimmy Dickens; Eric Church

Jennette McCurdy was originally on the schedule for this show but cancelled out yesterday. At this point, there is no word on a replacement.

Here is the line up for Opry Country Classics, April 28:

Host: Larry Gatlin
Also Appearing: Lynn Anderson; Jimmy Fortune; Jack Greene; Chuck Mead; Daryle Singletary; Teea Goans.

I am glad to see Teea Goans on the schedule for Opry Country Classics. She has a great country voice and her initial album was pretty good. Hope she gets a break at some point in the business.

Some of noticed that Carol Lee Cooper has not been at the Opry the past several weeks. I know she was not there when I went down 2 weeks ago. Jennifer O'Brien has been replacing her and doing a great job. If that name sounds familiar to Opry fans, I believe she did some back up singing with Charlie Louvin at the Opry back in the 1990s or early 2000s. No word on Carol Lee or when she might be back.

And on next weeks Tuesday Night Opry, the Opry is going to have a special show to mark the first anniversary of the Nashville flood. Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Charlie Daniels are among those who will be performing. The Opry is also going to be making a donation to various charities as part of the show. Hard to believe that it has been a year since all that happened.

On a final note, on April 30, Ray Pillow will be celebrating his 45th year as an Opry member. Here is to the hope that Ray, who only plays the Opry about once each month, is on the schedule this weekend and hopefully get some recognition for this great career achievement. I always thought that Ray had one of the smoothest voices in country music.

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