Friday, May 13, 2011

Grand Ole Opry Line Up 5/13 & 5/14

After being off the air due to some technical difficulties, we are back on and we have the Opry line up for this weekend. The Opry continues with one show on Friday night and one show on Saturday night.

The Friday Night Opry features Dailey & Vincent making another appearance at the Opry. Why they are not members yet, I do not know. Also appearing on Friday will be The Derailers and Old Crow Medicine Show. Jesse McReynolds is also scheduled and again he is listed without the Virginia Boys. I did notice on last week's show, it was just Jesse by himself without his group. I hope this is by choice and not the Opry's management forcing him to cut back on his group.

Saturday nights show has Opry member Charlie Daniels returning. Other than that, you have The Bowling Family guesting, along with Joey+Rory. Not a particularly strong show.

Friday May 13
7:00: Jeannie Seely (host); Jesse McReynolds; The Derailers
7:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jimmy C. Newman; Old Crow Medicine Show
8:15: Bill Anderson (host); Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press; Elizabeth Cook
8:45: Jim Ed Brown (host); Troy Olsen; Dailey & Vincent

Saturday May 14
7:00: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jim Ed Brown; Del McCoury Band
7:30: Riders In The Sky (host); The Whites; The Bowling Family
8:15: Mike Snider (host); Jack Greene; Joey+Rory; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Bill Anderson (host); Charlie Daniels Band

And, just for those who might have missed the line up from Thursday night's Opry Country Classics show at the Ryman Auditorium:

Host: Bill Cody
Spotlight Artist: Pam Tillis
Also Appearing: Bobby Bare; Rebecca Lynn Howard; Jim Lauderdale; Ray Pillow; T.G. Sheppard

Not a bad line up for the Thursday night show. Actually, anything with Bobby Bare is probably pretty good.

Finally, the host for this weeks Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree is Ron Williams.


  1. Listening last night to the Friday Night Opry, Jesse McReynolds did have the Virginia Boys with him. Good for that.

    Jimmy Dickens did not have a strong voice last night. And, he had been sounding so good lately.

  2. Byron, I noticed that Jesse's band was with him. It may be that his band has the same name it did when Jim was alive but, by contrast, Bobby Osborne has a different group name now.

    I also thought The Potato sounded a little weaker last night when he sang, but not THAT much, and certainly better than he did a while back.

  3. I know that most of the Virginia Boys are now his grandchildren, and they also perform together as McReynolds Tradition. I saw them when I was in Nashville in February and they do a pretty good job. Amanda has a nice voice and adds to the group.

    I am not 100% sure, but I don't think the Osborne Brothers' band ever had a name and, like a lot of bluegrass bands, the members of the band changed many times over the years.

    Jimmy sounded about the same Saturday night as on Friday night. Some of it may have had to do with the sound, because listening to him, it was almost like his microphone was not turned up all the way or he wasn't singing directly into the mic.

  4. Byron, it might have been that little pill affecting his neck kept him from hitting the microphone right on!