The Grand Ole Opry has posted the line-ups for the 2 shows this weekend, one on Friday night and the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night. Both shows this weekend will feature a number of non-Opry members, and 1 former Opry member as Jim Glaser, formally of Tompall and the Glaser Brothers, will be on Friday Night. The Glasers were Opry members for many years and were quite popular. Their last appearance together was for Hank Snow's 40th anniversary as an Opry member when the brothers, who had not performed in 5 years, reunited at Hank's request for this show. The show was televised by TNN and on YouTube, there are 2 videos of the Glasers from that night. One is of them doing "Loving Her Was Easier", and the other is a melody of hits. They did a great job on "Loving Her Was Easier You" and their harmonies really showed through. When I watched the melody video, I laughed as it was funny watching the brothers facial expressions toward each other. Just a classic.
Also appearing on Friday night will be the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who have made previous Opry appearances, along with Canaan Smith and The Issacs. As far as Saturday night, the great guitarist Doyle Dykes will be on, along with The Grascals, Elizabeth Cook and Exile, all frequent Opry guests.
Friday June 29
7:00: Mike Snider (host); The Whites; Craig Campbell
7:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Carolina Chocolate Drops
8:15: Jeannie Seely (host); Jim Glaser; Canaan Smith
8:45: Jim Ed Brown (host); Connie Smith; The Isaacs
Saturday June 30
7:00: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jimmy C Newman; The Grascals
7:30: Mike Snider (host); Craig Campbell; Doyle Dykes
8:15: John Conlee (host); Jean Shepard; Elizabeth Cook; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Jeannie Seely (host); Jesse McReynolds; Exile
That comes out to 12 artists on each show, with 7 Opry members each night.
On a final note, I will be absent from the blog until Sunday, taking a little vacation time to travel. If anything comes up that needs comment, I will. Enjoy the weekend and thanks to all.