Thursday, April 5, 2012

Grand Ole Opry 4/6 & 4/7

The Grand Ole Opry has posted the schedule for the Friday Night Opry and the Grand Ole Opry for this weekend. There is the usual 1 show on Friday night and just 1 show this Saturday night, with Easter Sunday the following day.

Dailey & Vincent will be visiting the Opry on both Friday and Saturday night this weekend. They will be joined on Friday night by The Farm, who will be making a return Opry appearance, along with Opry favorite Mark Wills.

The Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night will feature frequent Opry guests Steel Magnolia and Darryl Worley. And, on both shows this weekend, Jimmy Dickens is schedule to return to the Opry after missing the last several weeks. It will be interesting to hear how he sounds. Jean Shepard and Jack Greene remain among the missing.

Friday April 6
7:00: Mike Snider (host); John Conlee; The Farm
7:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Mark Wills
8:15: Bill Anderson (host); Johnny Counterfit; Lee Brice
8:45: Riders In The Sky (host); Connie Smith; Dailey & Vincent

Saturday April 7
7:00: Jimmy Dickens (host); The Whites; James Wesley
7:30: Mike Snider (host); Jim Ed Brown; Steel Magnolia
8:15: Jeannie Seely (host); Jimmy C Newman; Dailey & Vincent; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: John Conlee (host); Jesse McReynolds; Riders In The Sky; Darryl Worley

That comes out to 12 artists for Friday night and 13 for Saturday night. On the Friday show there are 7 Opry members and 9 Opry members on Saturday night.

Janie Fricke is hosting the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree on Saturday night/Sunday morning after the Opry. I know she is doing Opry Country Classics on Thursday night, but it would sure be nice to see her on the Opry on Friday or Saturday night. She doesn't make the trip up from Texas that often.

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