Thursday, February 2, 2012

Grand Ole Opry 2/3 & 2/4

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!!


  1. The Friday Night Opry was one of the best Opry shows in a while. All the artists did a great job, especially Charley Pride and the Bill Anderson/Oak Ridge Boys duet. The final half hour with Steve Wariner and Keith Urban was also great. Hopefully, there is more of the same tonight.


  2. I fully agree with you Byron. It was a great show last night. When The Oaks sang Amazing Grace I knew I had just gone to Church - their harmonies are still the best around. As always, I enjoyed Charley Pride & thought the duet with The Oaks/Bill Anderson was just great. Steve Wariner is always terrific & I am a big fan of his. Chet Atkins gave him the nickname of C.G.P. - Certified Guitar Picker & I enjoyed Keith's time on stage & when he joined Steve for the last song on the now former wood at the Ryman.

    Unfortunately, will be missing tonight's Opry! Looks to be a good line-up as well - enjoy it!


  3. I kept waiting for Steve to invite Keith to the 'Opry. I guess Keith is too young and too popular. It seems to me that he understands what the 'Opry is all about, and should be a member. Maybe next time?