Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tuesday Night Opry 5/3

It has been one year since the big flood in Nashville that resulted in the relocation of the Opry until September of last year, and to remember the event, the Opry has scheduled a "big" Tuesday Night Opry show. In looking at the performers scheduled, it is really an impressive list. The only thing missing are the veteran Opry members, who continued to support the show during its relocation.

Yes, Jimmy Dickens is on the schedule, but that is it!! Where is Jean Shepard, Jeannie Seely, The Whites, Jimmy C. Newman, Jack Greene, Stonewall Jackson, Jan Howard, Mike Snider and the other great legends who support the show each week.

While there is no room for those Opry members, there is room for Luke Bryan, Cherryholmes and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, all of whom are non-Opry members. Yes, they will sell more tickets with there people on. But, come on, they could have made room for a few of the veterans. Maybe even expanded the show by a half hour to include a few.

Anyways, here is the line-up:

7:00 Luke Bryan; Cherryholmes
7:30 Jimmy Dickens; Carolina Chocolate Drops
8:15: Dierks Bentley; Trace Adkins
8:45 Charlie Daniels Band; Brad Paisley with special guest Alabama


  1. Furthermore, if you're going to have the hottest acts instead of those lousy old-timers who merely built the place, why not give Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley a full half hour each?

  2. Jimmy Dickens was on last night and sounded pretty good.

    I know that this show was part of the recognition and remembering of the floods from a year ago, but there just seemed to be too much talking between songs and segments about the flood and the damage, and politicians and people being introduced. I know the Opry wanted to remember and also get some publicity out of it, but after a while I just didn't want to listen anymore. Just my opinion.