Friday, October 14, 2011

Grand Ole Opry's 63rd Birthday Celebration-October 15, 1988

In continuing with the theme of October being the Opry's birthday month (even though the show started in November), here is another of the Grand Ole Opry line up's, this one from the Opry's 63rd birthday bash that took place on Saturday October 15, 1988.

1st Show:
6:30 Mrs Grissoms
Charlie Walker (host): Right or Wrong
Jeannie Seely: Don't Touch Me
Charlie Walker: Who'll Buy the Wine/Take Me Back to Tulsa

6:45 Rudy's
Jimmy Dickens (host): Sleepin' at the Foot of the Bed
4 Guys: The Grandest Lady of Them All
Jimmy Dickens: September Memories

7:00 Shoney's
Tom T Hall (host): Fox on the Run
The Whites: It's Not What You Know, It's Who You Know
Jack Greene: There Goes My Everything
Holly Dunn: That's What Your Love Does to Me/Someday
Tom T Hall: I Know You're Married/Foggy Mountain Breakdown

7:30 Standard Candy
Roy Acuff (host): Wabash Cannonball
Dottie West: Everytime Two Fools Collide
Grandpa Jones: Are You From Dixie
Minnie Pearl: Comedy
Roy Acuff: I Saw the Light

8:00 Martha White
Bill Monroe (host): Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Skeeter Davis: The End of the World
Charlie Louvin: You're Here Today and Gone Tomorrow
Stonewall Jackson: Don't Be Angry
Opry Square Dance Band/Stoney Mountain Cloggers: Lafayette
Bill Monroe: Wayfaring Stranger

8:30 Music Valley Merchants
Hank Snow (host): Gonna Find Me a Bluebird
Jean Shepard: At the Time
Del Reeves: I Would Like to See You Again
Roy Drusky: Have I Stayed Away too Long
Hank Lockin: Send Me the Pillow that You Dream On
Hank Snow: The Prisoners Song

2nd Show:
9:30 Dollar General
Grandpa Jones (host): Uncle Eph Got a Coon
Skeeter Davis: Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart
Tom T Hall: P.S. I Love You/Old Dogs & Children & Watermelon Wine
Bill Carlisle: Knothole
Lorrie Morgan: That's What Friends Are For
Grandpa Jones: Apple Jack

10:00 Little Debbie
Ray Pillow (host): Too Many Memories
Holly Dunn: Someday/Daddy's Hands
Ray Pillow: So Far, Not So Good

10:15 Sunbeam
Roy Acuff (host): Meeting in the Air
Jimmy Dickens: Take An Old Cold Tater
Roy Thackerson: Orange Blossom Special
Everyone: Happy Birthday, Grand Ole Opry
Roy Acuff: I'll Fly Away

10:30 Pet Milk
Del Reeves (host): Two Dollars in the Jukebox/A Dime at a Time/Looking at the World Through a Windshield
Jack Greene: If Its Love Your Playing For
Del Reeves: Bad News

10:45 B. C. Powder
Bill Monroe (host): Bile Them Cabbage Down
Jean Shepard & Gerry Ford: A Dear John Letter
Opry Square Dance Band/Stoney Mountain Cloggers: Ragtime Annie
Bill Monroe: I'm Working on a Building

11:00 Coca-Cola
Hank Snow (host): Between Fire & Water
Dottie West: Here Comes My Baby/Everytime Two Fools Collide
The Whites: Swing Down, Chariot
Hank Snow: Once More, Your Mine Again

11:30 Creamettes
4 Guys (host): Tennessee
Roy Drusky: Blues In My Heart
Charlie Louvin: My Baby's Gone
Hank Locklin: Danny Boy
4 Guys: Shut the Door, Keep out the Devil

Tomorrow, I will have something special regarding Doyle Wilburn and the Opry's birthday from 40 years ago.

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