We'll, the CMA Music Fest is done so things are back to normal in Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry. Before going into the Tuesday night line up, I did want to comment on last Saturday's Grand Ole Opry. I listened to the show and it came in loud and clear, and I thought it was an excellent show. 5 Hall of Famers and all performed and sounded well.
I did notice that Roy Clark did not do any singing, but did instrumental numbers for his opening and closing song. Roy will usually do 1 instrumental and 1 song singing. When he spoke, he sounded ok, but I know he is getting up there in years. Also, he had Buck Trent with him, and they did a little "Pickin & Grinnin", which was a take off of Buck Owens and Roy on Hee Haw. It went off ok, but you could tell it was not rehearsed.
Jack Greene hot confused on what song he was singing. The band started into "Statue of a Fool", while Jack was still doing "There Goes My Everything", but he sounded great and recovered from the mistake. Mel Tillis forgot the name of the square dancers, and of course, he found out that they are now just called the square dancers. And Mel sounded good. The Whites did a fine job of doing of the great Holly Dunn song, "Daddy's Hands", and making mention of Father's Day next Saturday. And George Hamilton IV did "We Will Meet Again', dedicating it to the country entertainers that had passed away since the last CMA Fest. All in all, a good show.
Now, for the Tuesday Night Opry, June 14:
7:00 Jim Ed Brown; Chuck Wicks
7:30 Jean Shepard; Edens Edge
8:15 George Hamilton IV; Dailey & Vincent
8:45 Jimmy Dickens; Darryl Worley