The Grand Ole Opry has posted their line ups for all 3 shows this weekend. The Opry continues it's spring schedule of 1 show on Friday Night and 2 shows on Saturday night. With the recent death of Earl Scruggs, I am sure that the Opry will dedicate the shows this weekend to Earl.
And it is rather appropriate that bluegrass will be heavily featured on the Opry this weekend with Ricky Skaggs scheduled for both shows on Saturday night, along with Sam Bush. Also scheduled this weekend is Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Osborne and Rhonda Vincent.
Joining Ricky on Saturday night will be Crystal Gayle, who many feel should have been an Opry member long ago. Joining them will be Keith & Kristlyn Getty, who are modern Christian artists. Also scheduled for Saturday night is Opry veteran Stu Phillips. Stu has not been on the Opry since before Christmas and to be honest, he has not sounded good at all in his recent appearances.
The Friday Night Opry will feature non-Opry members Randy Montana, Billy Yates and Elizabeth Cook. Finally, all 3 shows this weekend will feature Patty Loveless, who has one of the sweetest voices in country or bluegrass music.
Friday March 30
7:00: Jeannie Seely (host); Jimmy C Newman; Randy Montana
7:30: The Whites (host); Billy Yates; Rhonda Vincent
8:15: Bill Anderson (host); Jan Howard; Elizabeth Cook
8:45: Jim Ed Brown (host); Jesse McReynolds; Patty Loveless
Saturday March 31
7:00: Jim Ed Brown (host); Jimmy C Newman; Sam Bush
7:30: Ricky Skaggs (host); Jeannie Seely; Keith & Kristyn Getty
8:00: Mike Snider (host); Stu Phillips; Crystal Gayle; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Bill Anderson (host); John Conlee; Patty Loveless
9:30: Mike Snider (host); Jim Ed Brown; Patty Loveless
10:00: John Conlee (host); Jeannie Seely; Sam Bush
10:30: Ricky Skaggs (host); The Whites; Keith & Kristyn Getty; Opry Square Dancers
11:00: Bill Anderson (host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Crystal Gayle
3 very nice shows for this weekend. 12 artists are scheduled for each show, of whom 8 are Opry members on Friday night and 9 are Opry members on each show on Saturday night. Also, among the missing again this weekend are Jimmy Dickens, Jean Shepard and Jack Greene.