Thursday, June 21, 2012

Grand Ole Opry 6/22 & 6/23

The Grand Ole Opry has posted the line-ups for the 2 shows this weekend, 1 of Friday Night and 1 on Saturday night. The Friday Night Opry will feature the annual appearance by the ACM Lifting Lives Campers, who will be completing their 3rd annual music camp at Vanderbilt University. In the past Trace Adkins has helped out with the camp and this year Big & Rich took part, and the ACM Lifting Lives Campers will be performing on the Friday Night Opry with them. Also appearing on Friday Night will be Love and Theft, The Derailers and Opry favorite Mark Wills.

The Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry will feature this week's newcomer, Jaida Dreyer. She is another one of the new talents in country music and released her first single several months ago. Her debut album will be out later this year and her website states that she wrote most of the songs on it. Mark Wills will be back for the Saturday night show, along with a return appearance of the Marshall Tucker Band, who were at the Opry several months back to a great audience reception.

Friday June 22
7:00: Mike Snider (host); Jimmy C Newman; Love and Theft
7:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); George Hamilton IV; The Derailers
8:15: Jim Ed Brown (host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Mark Wills
8:45: Jeannie Seely (host); Big & Rich; ACM Lifting Lives Campers

Saturday June 23
7:00: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jimmy C Newman; Jaida Dreyer
7:30: Mike Snider (host); Connie Smith
8:15: Jim Ed Brown (host); Jan Howard; Mark Wills; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Riders In The Sky (host); Jesse McReynolds; Marshall Tucker Band

I forgot to mention last week that the Riders In The Sky are celebrating their 30th anniversary as Opry members. They were honored during the Tuesday Night Opry. And former Grand Ole Opry member Jim Glaser of the Glaser Brothers, will be hosting the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree on Saturday night/Sunday morning.

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