The Grand Ole Opry closes out the month of June with the usual Friday Night Opry and Saturday's Grand Ole Opry. 1 show each night. The Friday Night Opry will feature former Opry member BJ Thomas. BJ gave up his Opry membership shortly after becoming an Opry member, but he still will make an occasional appearance on the show. Also on Friday night will be bluegrass favorite Sam Bush along with Ashley Monroe. This week's Opry newcomer will be the American folk-rock group, Delta Rae, out of North Carolina. And finally, Friday's show will feature the ACM Lifting Lives Music Campers. This group makes an annual Opry appearance, usually with Trace Adkins. However this year, they will be featured on the segment hosted by Jeannie Seely.
Saturday's Grand Ole Opry will feature a return appearance by Carolina Chocolate Drops, who will also be signing in the Opry Shop after the show. Non-Opry favorite Crystal Gayle and frequent guest Kristen Kelly are also scheduled, along with a return appearance by Tate Sevens.
Friday June 28:
7:00: Riders In The Sky (host); Craig Campbell; Mike Snider
7:30: Jim Ed Brown (host); Delta Rae; BJ Thomas
8:15: Bill Anderson (host); Sam Bush; Ashley Monroe
8:45: Jeannie Seely (host); Jerrod Niemann; ACM Lifting Lives Music Campers
(for those counting at home, that is only 5 Opry members scheduled on this show)
Saturday June 29:
7:00: Riders In The Sky (host); Kristen Kelly; Jimmy C Newman; Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press
7:30: Mike Snider (host); The Whites
8:15: Larry Gatlin (host); Jean Shepard; Carolina Chocolate Drops; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Bill Anderson (host); Tate Stevens; Crystal Gayle
The internet and facebook have all been full of the news regarding Jimmy Dickens. As mentioned previously, I hope things go well and he will be back at the Opry soon. He is missed and certainly the last link to an era.
Enjoy the weekend and the Opry and I will be back to more posting later in the weekend.