The Grand Ole Opry has posted the schedules for the shows this weekend. There will be one show on Friday night and two shows on Saturday night. I am headed down to the Opry this weekend and will be at the shows, so as usual, I will offer my observations when I get back on Monday.
As far as this weekend's shows, Opry member Ricky Skaggs will be featured on all 3 shows this weekend. He will be joined on both nights by Opry members Bill Anderson, Jimmy Dickens, Jeannie Seely, Connie Smith and The Whites, while non-Opry members Gary Morris Hunter Hayes will join them.
The Friday Night Opry will feature the Opry debut of Jana Kramer, the latest in a long line of new artists who have been making their initial Opry appearances, while Friday's show will also feature Thompson Square. Saturday's Grand Ole Opry will feature Opry member Craig Morgan and guest artists Lonestar and Suzy Bogguss.
Friday April 13
7:00: Jeannie Seely (host); Connie Smith; Jana Kramer
7:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jesse McReynolds; Hunter Hayes
8:15: Bill Anderson (host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Thompson Square
8:45: Ricky Skaggs (host); The Whites; Gary Morris
Saturday April 14
7:00: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jimmy C Newman; Lonestar
7:30: Jeannie Seely (host); Gary Morris; Hunter Hayes
8:00: Ricky Skaggs (host); The Whites; Suzy Bogguss; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Bill Anderson (host); Connie Smith; Craig Morgan
9:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jimmy C Newman; Lonestar
10:00: Jeannie Seely (host); Gary Morris; Craig Morgan
10:30: Ricky Skaggs (host); The Whites; Hunter Hayes; Opry Square Dancers
11:00: Bill Anderson (host); Connie Smith; Suzy Bogguss
That comes out to 12 artists for each of the 3 show, with 8 Opry members on each show.
The Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree will be hosted by Riders In The Sky.
The Opry has also posted the line-up for the Tuesday Night Opry, which will feature Martina McBride.
7:00: Jim Ed Brown; Josh Abbott Band
7:30: Jimmy Dickens; Aaron Tippin
8:15: Bill Anderson; Diamond Rio
8:45: Martina McBride