Among the highlights:
- The first show lasted almost 3 hours, coming in at 2 hours and 53 minutes. The 2nd show, scheduled to start at 9:30 did not start until 10:30 and ran until 1:00 a.m. Both shows were identical as to the songs performed, the difference being a little less talking between the songs, and on the first show Pete Fisher presented Patty Loveless and Vince their 90th anniversary membership awards.
- As mentioned, Vince and his touring band were on stage the entire show and backed up each of the other artists performing. There were no Opry staff band members or Opry back-up singers.
- Each artist told a little story about Vince, usually in good humor, and then performed one of Vince's songs, with Vince singing harmony. Bill Anderson, Andrea Zonn and Charlie Worsham each performed one number, while Ashley Monroe, Patty Loveless, Jenny Gill and Amy Grant did two. The Time Jumpers performed three and also backed up the square dancers.
- As mentioned, Charlie Worsham appeared and was the only artist that was not on the original schedule. He performed as the entire night as a member of Vince's band. Vince and Amy's daughter Corrina did not appear.
- Andrea Zonn, who was Vince's original fiddle player and now performs with James Taylor, did "Look at Us." Patty Loveless nailed it with "Nobody Answers When I Call Your Name" and with Vince sang, "Go Rest High on That Mountain." Amy did the song Vince wrote for her, "Whenever You Come Around." Bill and Vince sang "Which Bridge to Cross." Charlie Worsham was outstanding on "The Key to Life." Rodney Crowell and Vince came through on "Till I Can Gain Control Again." And not to forget Ashley Monroe and Jenny Gill, as they were both outstanding also. Among The Time Jumpers selections was "Corrina."
- Amy Grant and Rodney Crowell danced with the square dancers on the first show and Amy came back with them on the second. She also flopped down on the ground to great humor.
- Vince opened with "One More Last Chance" and closed with "Little Liza Jane" with everyone on stage and an extended instrumental to close it out.
- Pete Fisher made a special poster presentation to Vince, who received a standing ovation.
All in all, it was a great evening. After the show concluded, one of the hostesses told me that it was among the slowest night for liquor sales during a show that she could remember, as everyone pretty much stayed in their seats the entire time, afraid that something would be missed. The first show as sold out, the second one not quite.
A great night for Vince and a great night to be at the Opry.