Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tuesday Night Opry 9/22

The Grand Ole Opry will have two shows this week for it's Tuesday Night Opry. Opry member Blake Shelton is set for both shows. He is in Nashville not only for the Opry, but is involved in a few other activities. Also scheduled for the first show only is Rascal Flatts.

1st show
7:00: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers; David Nail
7:30: John Conlee; Scotty McCreery
8:00: Rascal Flatts
8:30: Blake Shelton

2nd show
9:30: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers; David Nail
10:00: John Conlee; The Willis Clan
10:30: Jeannie Seely; Scotty McCreery
11:00: Blake Shelton

I have always said that if you are going to give an artist an entire half hour segment, the mid-week Opry shows, whether on Tuesday or Wednesday night, if the perfect place to do that. And whether you like Blake or not, it is nice to see him back at the Opry.

10 comments:

  1. When did Blake last perform at the Opry?

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  2. March 2014. He did both shows that particular night, which was the night of the Opry's 40th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry House.

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    1. Thank you, sir! And thank you for the Opry Blog!!

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  3. One thing about Blake, he shows up when it works for him! :)

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  4. Actually, Blake's last appearance on the Opry stage was back on Monday, August 31st, for a special monday night show that was filmed for an upcoming Opry movie. Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker were also on that show.

    I'm not sure if it counts as an official opry appearance, but, being on the Opry stage, promoting the Opry on some sort of medium, and being open to the public, it seems like one.

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  5. Yes Kyle, he was there that night. At this point, I am not counting it as an Opry appearance as it wasn't at an official Opry show. That may change based on how the film ends up. Kind of the same line of thought concerning Dolly Parton's recent Ryman concert, one of which benefited the Opry Trust Fund. In her mind, she probably considered it an Opry show.

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  6. I consider anything benefiting the Opry Trust Fund to be an 'Opry show.

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  7. I sure wish they would have been so generous a few years ago and celebrated some of the 25, 30 and 40 year anniversaries of folks. Now it's a big deal to be a member just five years even if you only show up a couple times a year or less. Maybe if the Opry was still on TV every week some of these folks would appear more often! I just happened to tune in in time to hear Pete giving Blake his bottle.

    I know they have been doing better on some things but it is still discouraging to listen in some times. A matter of taste I guess. Blake's a big deal whether you like him or not.

    Jim
    Knightsville, IN

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  8. Of course on October 6, the Opry is honoring Alan Jackson on his 25th anniversary of his first guest appearance on the Opry. I think this would be the first time the Opry has celebrated the anniversary of a first Opry appearance instead of the anniversary of Opry membership.

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  9. It's all PR. Maybe it has always been there in some form. I often hear you talk about the multiple or wrong dates of induction in the history picture books. Maybe some PR went into that.

    I like most of AJ's music but his Opry appearances are not much to brag about either!

    Jim
    Knightsville, IN

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