Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tuesday Night Opry 8/7 & Wednesday Night Opry 8/8

Here are the line-ups for the Tuesday Night Opry and Wednesday Night Opry for this coming week.

Tuesday August 7
7:00: Wynonna; Jimmy Dickens; Brett Eldredge
8:15: Jana Kramer; Vince Gill; The Time Jumpers; The Band Perry

Wednesday August 8
7:00: John Conlee; Greg Bates
7:30: Gene Watson; Steve Wariner
8:15: Riders In The Sky; Elizabeth Cook
8:45: Rodney Atkins

Again, as with the past several weeks, 2 very nice mid-week shows. The way the Tuesday show is set up, I would not be surprised if it involved a GAC taping for their Opry show. I know they have done it in the past.


  1. Great lineups both nights. Gene Watson and Steve Wariner - back to back - now that sounds real good to me.

  2. Fred in Bismarck:

    Watson & Wariner -- two solid ones, for sure, who shine even brighter in the rearview mirror. They are two who took the country tradition and did their own thing with it without doing violence to the format. (I played a Wariner single only Saturday night, "Life's Highway," from the '80s sometime, wow.) They're among the last who gave us the best of both worlds -- originality, innovation, something new but in the context we all could recognize as country.

    Bless 'em.

  3. With Vince Gill on the Tuesday Night Opry this week, I thought it would be a good time to look back, as on August 10, 1991, Vince became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. This will be his 21st year as a member. With Vince not scheduled for Friday or Saturday night, I thought this would be a good time to post the line-up from the night he joined the Opry.

    Saturday August 10, 1991
    1st show
    6:30: Bonanza
    Del Reeves (host): Girl on the Billboard
    Skeeter Davis: The End of the World
    Del Reeves: A Dozen Pair of Boots

    6:45: Country Music Hall of Fame
    Charlie Walker (host): Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
    Bill Carlisle: Leave That Liar Alone
    Charlie Walker: Drinking Champagne/Take Me Back to Tulsa

    7:00: Shoney's
    Jim Ed Brown (host): Everyday People
    Jan Howard: You Don't Know Me
    Billy Walker: You Gave Me A Mountain
    Wilma Lee Cooper: Wildwood Flower
    Ray Pillow: That Ain't No Way to Treat My Heart
    Jim Ed Brown: Scarlet Ribbons

    7:30: Standard Candy
    Roy Acuff (host): Wabash Cannonball
    Osborne Brothers: Rocky Top/Kentucky
    Vince Gill: Look At Us/When I Call Your Name

    8:00: Martha White
    Jimmy C Newman (host): Colinda
    Jeannie Seely: Too Far Gone
    Boxcar Willie: Cowboys & Horses; Hobos & Trains
    Roy Drusky: Wings of A Dove
    Opry Square Dance Band/Melvin Sloan Dancers: Sugar in the Gourd
    Jimmy C Newman: Jambalaya

    8:30: Pops Rite
    Hank Snow (host): A Vanishing Breed
    Jean Shepard: Home in San Antone/Time Changes Everything/Roly Poly
    4 Guys: Tennessee
    Mike Snider: Shuckin the Corn
    Hank Snow: I Almost Lost My Mind

    2nd show
    9:30: Dollar General
    Del Reeves (host): The Bells of Southern Bell
    Skeeter Davis: O Happy Day
    Vic Willis Trio: Colorado
    Teddy Wilburn: Somebody's Back in Town
    Bill Carlisle: Business Man
    Del Reeves: Luckenbach Texas

    10:00: Little Debbie
    Jim Ed Brown (host): Southern Loving
    Charlie Louvin: When I Stop Dreaming
    Jim Ed Brown: The Old Lamplighter

    10:15: Tennessee Pride/Sunbeam
    Roy Acuff (host): Just A Friend
    Vince Gill: Pocket Full of Gold/When I Call Your Name

    10:30: Pet Milk
    Charlie Walker (host): San Antonio Rose
    Jan Howard: Somebody's Always Saying Goodbye
    Charlie Walker: Don't Squeeze My Charmin

    10:45: B.C. Powder
    Jimmy C Newman (host): Big Mamou
    David Houston: My Elusive Dreams
    Opry Square Dance Band/Melvin Sloan Dancers: Blackberry Blossom
    Jimmy C Newman (?)

    11:00: Coca Cola
    Hank Snow (host): Between Fire and Water
    Jean Shepard: Slippin Away
    Justin Tubb: Waltz Across Texas
    Osborne Brothers: Bluegrass Melodies/Midnight Flyer
    Hank Snow: I've Done At Least 1 Thing That Was Good In My Life

    11:30: Creamette
    Boxcar Willie (host): Train Medley
    Jeannie Seely: Go Down Swinging
    4 Guys: Elvira/Elizabeth/Old Flames/Church on the Cumberladn Road/Dumes Walker
    Mike Snider: Snuff Dipper
    Boxcar Willie: Cowboys & Horses; Hobos & Trains

  4. What a night and what a lineup (27 members, I think). And who can ever forget Mr. Acuff singing along with Vince?