Nationally recognized independent Grand Ole Opry historian Byron Fay offers news and comments regarding country music's premier show.
To my blog readers: I am testing the ability to post video performances from the Opry on the blog. This one just happens to be from the 40th anniversary of the Opry House last March. I would be interested to know if any of my readers had any issues with trying to watch this. Please let me know as I would like to post video from time to time. Thanks-Byron.
I like videos. I've got an older computer with Windows XP that really dislikes more than one video per page though. It'll freeze the whole thing up. I'm using Firefox too. I don't want to be the one rotten egg though so if I'm the only one it does this to, I'll browse this site on my smartphone. :)A.B.
Not what you are asking for but oh well :) I'd love to see more group performances at the Opry shows. The upstart show "Music City Roots" had a segment when they were at the old Loveless barn called the Loveless Jam and it was the very end where every performer came back out and sang an old classic as a group. It was such a cool experience (YouTube loveless jam to watch some). I'm not sure if they still do it at their new location at the Factory. I'd love to see the Opry incorporate something similar.
I was able to view the video very well. It's a great idea, and I can't wait to see what videos you plan to post. In pictures of this performance, Little Jimmy Dickens is seen on the stage, but for some reason, he's nowhere to be found in the video. Kyle
Love the video
Nice idea Byron. Works fine for me.If there is ever a way for me to post photos......look out! :)JimKnightsville, IN
I can offer an explanation on Jimmy Dickens because I was at the Opry that night. Jimmy was there only for the first show and was out there for the opening. The video that the Opry posted was from the second show, which Jimmy was not at. It was actually the opposite for Jean Shepard. She was not in the opening or video for the first show, only the second as that is the show she was scheduled for that night. Thanks for all the positive comments.
Works fine here in Bloomington. Easily "tuned in" to high-definition.Like it!
From Anonymous in PA: look forward to future videos (and pictures, Jim !!)
Fred, Bismarck:Thank you, Byron; it played fine at our house. A nice moment at the Opry!
This wonderful video played & sounded just great on my computer, Byron.Thank you(Jeanene)