The Grand Ole Opry has posted the line ups for the shows this weekend. There will be 1 show on Friday night and 1 show on Saturday night. The Friday Night Opry will take place at the Ryman Auditorium, which is the last show for the winter run. As mentioned before, the 60 year old Ryman floor is being replaced starting on Saturday morning. The Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night returns to the Grand Ole Opry House.
2 very nice shows this weekend. Both nights will feature Opry member and Hall of Fame member Charley Pride, while Opry members the Oak Ridge Boys and Steve Wariner will be joining him on Friday night. Non-Opry members Keith Urban and Edens Edge will also be featured. Saturday's Grand Ole Opry will feature guest appearances by Rhonda Vincent, Little Big Town and Gary Morris.
Friday February 3:
7:00: Jim Ed Brown (host); Del McCoury Band; Edens Edge
7:30: Mike Snider (host); The Whites; Charley Pride
8:15: Bill Anderson (host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Oak Ridge Boys
8:45: Steve Wariner (host); Keith Urban
Saturday February 4:
7:00: Mike Snider (host); Jimmy C Newman; Rhonda Vincent
7:30: Charley Pride (host); The Whites; Little Big Town
8:15: Jim Ed Brown (host); Jesse McReynolds; Holly Williams; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Bill Anderson (host); Gary Morris; Diamond Rio
Yep, Keith Urban is Steve Wariner's only guest on that last segment on Friday night. Of course, that probably comes at the expense of an Opry member. I will say that Jean Shepard, Jan Howard and Jeannie Seely are off on the Opry cruise and you notice no Jimmy Dickens this weekend.
To recap, Friday night's show features 11 acts, of whom 9 are Opry members, while there are 12 artists on Saturday night, of whom 8 are Opry members.
The Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree is going with a live show on Saturday night and it will be hosted by bluegrass legend Jesse McReynolds.
Looks like a pretty good weekend of shows. Enjoy!!