The Grand Ole Opry has posted the line up for the shows this weekend. There is 1 show on Friday night and 2 shows on Saturday night, as the Opry expands their schedule for the spring months.
There are some big name artists playing the Opry this weekend. Keith Urban returns for the Friday Night Opry along with Opry members Alison Krauss (who will be appearing both nights) and Mel Tillis. Also appearing will be newly named Hall of Fame member Connie Smith, who will be appearing during Bill Anderson's segment. I am sure Bill will make some nice comments regarding Connie's election.
In addition to Alison Krauss, Saturday's Grand Ole Opry will feature the return of Brad Paisley to the Opry stage. Also appearing on Saturday night will be Opry member Charlie Daniels, along with the great Stonewall Jackson, making a rare Opry appearance. Stonewall will also be hosting the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree this weekend.
It is interesting to note that on Friday night, there are only 11 artists scheduled, as Keith Urban will be the only guest during the final segment. Of those 11, 9 are Opry members. On Saturday night there are only 10 artists scheduled for the 1st show, as it looks like Alison Krauss and Brad Paisley will each be allowed some extra time. Of those 10, 8 are Opry members. The 2nd show on Saturday will have 11 artist, of whom 9 are Opry members.
Friday March 9
7:00: Jeannie Seely (host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Brett Eldredge
7:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jimmy C Newman; Mel Tillis
8:15: Bill Anderson (host); Connie Smith; Alison Krauss
8:45: Mike Snider (host); Keith Urban
Saturday March 10
7:00: Jimmy Dickens (host); The Whites; Luke Bryan
7:30: Mike Snider (host); Canaan Smith; Charlie Daniels Band
8:00: Jim Ed Brown (host); Alison Krauss; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Bill Anderson (host); Brad Paisley
9:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Brad Paisley
10:00: Jeannie Seely (host); Stonewall Jackson; Alison Krauss
10:30: Jim Ed Brown (host); George Hamilton IV; Luke Bryan; Opry Square Dancers
11:00; Bill Anderson (host); Canaan Smith; Charlie Daniels Band