Thursday, August 25, 2011
Grand Ole Opry Line Up 8/26 & 8/27
The Grand Ole Opry has posted the line ups for the shows for this weekend. As usual, there is one show on Friday Night and one show on Saturday night.
The Friday Night Opry will feature the return of Opry member Mel Tillis to the Opry stage, along with his daughter Pam. Also, Opry favorite Gene Watson will be making a guest appearance. And after making his first Opry appearance last month, Kip Moore has been invited back and will be appearing in the opening segment.
Saturday night's Grand Ole Opry will feature several non-Opry members, among them Sierra Hull, Clay Walker, and Jimmy Wayne, who seems to be on the Opry more than most of the Opry's members. And also appearing on Saturday night will be the great guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy will be at the Country Music Hall of Fame earlier in the day as part of the new Chet Atkins exhibit.
Friday August 26
7:00: John Conlee (host); Mike Snider; Kip Moore
7:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jesse McReynolds; Joe Diffie
8:15: Bill Anderson (host); The Whites; Gene Watson
8:45: Mel Tillis (host); Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press; Pam Tillis
Saturday August 27
7:00: John Conlee (host); Jeannie Seely; George Hamilton IV; Tommy Emmanuel
7:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jimmy C Newman; Jimmy Wayne
8:15: Mike Snider (host); Jack Greene; Sierra Hull; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Bill Anderson (host); Riders In The Sky; Clay Walker
For those keeping score at home, that comes out to 12 artists on the Friday Night show, of whom 10 are Opry members (which is more Opry members than most weeks), and 13 artists appearing on Saturday night, of which 9 are Opry members.
Hosting the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree this week will be Wilson Fairchild, who are the sons of Don and Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers. The formally went by the name of Grandstaff, but recently made the name change, which is their two middle names. They have been trying to make a go of it in country music, but so far the success has been limited.
Finally, here is the line up for the Tuesday Night Opry on August 30:
7:00: Jimmy C Newman; Hunter Hayes
7:30: Jimmy Dickens; Ricky Skaggs
8:15: John Conlee; Terri Clark
8:45: Connie Smith; Aaron Tippin