Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Grand Ole Opry 3/10 & 3/11-Induction of Dailey & Vincent

It's a big weekend at the Grand Ole Opry as on Saturday night, the Opry will welcome Dailey & Vincent as the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. They are well deserving of the honor and it should be an exciting night at the Opry.

Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent formed Dailey & Vincent in 2008. Jamie Dailey was formally the lead vocalist with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, a group that he had been associated with since 1999. Darrin Vincent, brother of bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent,, had been a member of Ricky Skaggs' group, Kentucky Thunder, and prior to that was a part of The Sally Mountain Show.

Since forming, Dailey & Vincent have released 6 albums on Rounder Records, with 5 of those albums having charted on at least one of the Billboard charts. The group has won 13 awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and 23 awards from The Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America. In 2011, they received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and won the 2011 Dove Award for Best Bluegrass Album, "Singing From The Heart." In 2013, they received their 2nd Grammy Award nomination for Best Bluegrass Album for "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" and won a Dove Award for "The Gospel Sin." In 2014, the group won the Gospel Recording Performance award from the IBMA  for "Won't It Be Wonderful There." In September 2015, the Dailey & Vincent Show began airing on the RFD-TV network.

On December 30, 2016, during a performance on the Friday Night Opry, which was their 100th appearance on the show, Dailey & Vincent were surprised by Opry member Marty Stuart with an invitation to become the Opry's newest members.

On Saturday's Grand Ole Opry, Dailey & Vincent will be joined by Opry members Jeannie Seely, Mike Snider, Riders In The Sky, Connie Smith, Bobby Osborne and Old Crow Medicine Show. Among the guest artists scheduled to appear are Craig Campbell, Jackie Lee,

Jeannie, Mike, Connie, Old Crow and Riders In The Sky will also be appearing on the Friday Night Opry, where they will be joined by Opry members Jesse McReynolds and Montgomery Gentry. Guest artists scheduled to appear on Friday include Craig Campbell, pulling double duty this weekend, Jim Lauderdale, Brook Eden and comedian Henry Cho.

Friday March 10
7:00: Jeannie Seely (host); Craig Campbell; Jesse McReynolds
7:30: Mike Snider (host); Jim Lauderdale; Montgomery Gentry
8:15: Riders In The Sky (host); Brooke Eden; Henry Cho
8:45: Connie Smith (host); Old Crow Medicine Show

Saturday March 11
7:00: Jeannie Seely (host); Campbell; Mike Snider
7:30: Dailey & Vincent
8:15: Riders In The Sky (host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Michael Ray; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Connie Smith (host); Old Crow Medicine Show

Yes, Dailey & Vincent get the entire half hour. With that, I am expecting a special guest or two.

After the Opry ends on Saturday night, it should be a fun night at the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree as Riders In The Sky will be the hosts. The taping begins at 10:00 pm with the broadcast at midnight on WSM.

And now, here is the posted Grand Ole Opry line-up from 5 years ago, the weekend of March 9 & 10, 2012:

Friday March 9
7:00: Jeannie Seely (host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Brent Eldredge
7:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jimmy C Newman; Mel Tillis
8:15: Bill Anderson (host); Connie Smith; Gloriana
8:45: Mike Snider (host); Keith Urban

Saturday March 10
1st show
7:00: Jimmy Dickens (host); The Whites; Canaan Smith
7:30: Mike Snider (host); Luke Bryan; Charlie Daniels Band
8:00: Jim Ed Brown (host); Alison Krauss; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Bill Anderson (host); Brad Paisley

2nd show
9:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Brad Paisley
10:00: Jeannie Seely (host); Stonewall Jackson; Alison Krauss
10:30: Jim Ed Brown (host); George Hamilton IV; Luke Bryan; Opry Square Dancers
11:00: Bill Anderson (host); Canaan Smith; Charlie Daniels Band

Now from 10 years ago, the weekend of March 9 & 10, 2007:

Friday March 9
8:00: Porter Wagoner (host); Connie Smith; Riders In The Sky; Ralph Stanley
8:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Bucky Covington; Jimmy C Newman; Del McCoury Band
9:00: Bill Anderson (host); Jean Shepard; The Whites; Ricky Skaggs
9:30: Mike Snider (host); Jan Howard; Jack Greene; Michael Martin Murphy

Saturday March 10
1st show
6:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jeannie Seely; Jim Ed Brown; The Whites
7:00: Ricky Skaggs (host); Steve Holy; Mel Tillis; Alan Jackson
8:00: Porter Wagoner (host); Riders In The Sky; Jean Shepard; Del McCoury Band; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Bill Anderson (host); Connie Smith; Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Pam Tillis

2nd show
9:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jeannie Seely; Jimmy C Newman; Alan Jackson
10:00: Porter Wagoner (host); Jim Ed Brown; The Whites; Ricky Skaggs
10:30: Pam Tillis (host); Jean Shepard; Mel Tillis; Opry Square Dancers
11:00: Bill Anderson (host); Steve Holy; Del McCoury Band

And from 25 years ago, the weekend of March 13 &14, 1992:

Friday March 13
7:30: Bill Monroe (host); Jeanne Pruett; Ray Pillow; Jack Greene; Jean Shepard
8:00: Ricky Skaggs (host); Gene Watson; The Whites
8:30: Roy Acuff (host); 4 Guys; Connie Smith
9:00: Hank Snow (host); Jim Ed Brown; Skeeter Davis; Billy Walker
9:30: Grandpa Jones (host); Stonewall Jackson; Del Reeves; The Carlisles; Wilma Lee Cooper
10:00: Porter Wagoner (host); Justin Tubb; Osborne Brothers; Stella Parton
10:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jeannie Seely; Charlie Walker; Johnny Russell

Saturday March 14
1st show
6:30: Bill Monroe (host); Jeannie Seely
6:45: Grandpa Jones (host); Skeeter Davis; Jack Greene
7:00: Porter Wagoner (host); Jean Shepard; Mike Snider; Jim Ed Brown; Del Reeves
7:30: Ricky Skaggs (host); Charlie Louvin; Jeanne Pruett; Ray Pillow; Osborne Brothers
8:00: Roy Acuff (host); Jimmy  Dickens; Wilma Lee Cooper; Opry Square Dance Band; Stoney Mountain Cloggers
8:30: Hank Snow (host); 4 Guys; Connie Smith; Stonewall Jackson; Roy Drusky

2nd show
9:30: Porter Wagoner (host); Billy Walker; Del Reeves; 4 Guys; Osborne Brothers
10:00: Grandpa Jones (host); Jean Shepard; Charlie Louvin
10:15: Roy Acuff (host); The Carlisles
10:30: Ricky Skaggs (host); Jack Greene
10:45: Bill Monroe (host); Jim Ed Brown; Opry Square Dance Band; Stoney Mountain Cloggers
11:00: Hank Snow (host); Jimmy Dickens; Justin Tubb; Mike Snider
11:30: Charlie Walker (host); Roy Drusky; Connie Smith; Johnny Russell

It was on Saturday March 9, 1996 that Grand Ole Opry legend Bill Monroe made his final Saturday night appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, with his final appearance coming on the next Friday night, March 15 on the Friday Night Opry.

Bill Monroe had been battling health issues in his later years yet he kept up his steady stream of Opry appearances. On the final Friday night, March 15, Bill hosted a segment that included Skeeter Davis, Bill Carlisle and Del Reeves. In addition to the opening and closing theme of "Watermelon on the Vine," he performed "Down Yonder" and "Stay Away From Me." His final song, and the last he would ever sing, was a duet with Tom Ewing, "True Life Blues." He was scheduled to do the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday March 16, but that morning he was disoriented and was rushed to Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Upon examination, it was determined that Bill had suffered a stroke, from which he would not recover. His health entered a period of decline and Bill passed away on September 9, 1996. He had been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since October 1939.

On Bill's final Saturday night, he hosted his usual 2 segments, opening the 1st show and hosting the 10:15 segment on the 2nd show. Here is the running order of the Grand Ole Opry from Saturday March 9, 1996, Bill Monroe's final Saturday night at the Opry:

1st show
6:30: GHS Strings
Bill Monroe (host): My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darling
Jim Ed Brown: I Heard the Bluebird Sing
Bill Monroe: I've Found A Hiding Place

6:45: Joggin' In A Jug
Grandpa Jones (host): Mountain Dew
Mike Snider & Kyle Dillingham: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
Grandpa Jones: Any Old Time

7:00: Shoney's
Porter Wagoner (host): Dooley
Oswald: Worry, Worry Blues
The Whites: Making Believe
Bill Carlisle: Go Home
Ricky Skaggs: Highway 40 Blues
Porter Wagoner: Sugarfoot Rag

7:30: Standard Candy
4 Guys (host): Amazing Grace
Stu Phillips: Colorado
Charlie Walker: Smoke; Smoke; Smoke
4 Guys: We're Only Here For A Little While
Grand Ole Opry Ladies: (Wilma Lee Cooper; Connie Smith; Skeeter Davis; Jan Howard; Jeanne Pruett; Jeannie Seely; Jean Shepard): Have I Told You Lately That I Love You/You Are My Sunshine

8:00: Martha White
Bill Anderson (host): Family Reunion
Karen Briemer (?): Just A Closer Walk With Thee
Stonewall Jackson: Life to Go
Jim & Jesse: Paradise
Opry Square Dance Band/Melvin Sloan Dancers: Sally Goodin
Bill Anderson: Still

8:30: Kraft
Jimmy C Newman (host): La Cajun Band
Roy Drusky: If the Whole World Stopped Loving
John Conlee: I'm Only In It For the Love
Jack Greene: Highway to the Sky
Ray Pillow: Too Many Memories
Jimmy C Newman: Mottland
Cajun Country: In the Cajun Mood

2nd show
9:30: Dollar General
Porter Wagoner (host): Tell Her Lies & Feed Her Candy
Charlie Louvin: I Love You Best of All
Del Reeves: I Would Like to See You Again
Jeanne Pruett: Satin Sheets
The Whites: Pins & Needles
Porter Wagoner & Christie Lynn: The Last Thing on My Mind

10:00: Massey Ferguson
Grandpa Jones (host): Ball Headed End of the Broom
Mike Snider: Foggy Mountain Chimes/Putting on the Dog
Grandpa Jones: Gooseberry Pie

10:15: Zim's Crack Cream
Bill Monroe (host): It's Mighty Dark for Me to Travel
Jack Greene; He Is My Everything
Bill Monroe: Take Courage Un' Tomorrow

10:30: Gruhn
Bill Anderson (host): Orange Blossom Special
Jean Shepard & Mary Kay James: I'm Not That Good at Goodbyes
Bill Anderson: Golden Guitar

10:45: Fairfield Communities
4 Guys (host): When You've Got A Good Woman, it Shows
Stonewall Jackson: Waterloo
Opry Square Dance Band/Melvin Sloan Dancers: Rachel
4 Guys: Tennessee

11:00: Coca-Cola
Ricky Skaggs (host): I'm Tired
Jimmy C Newman: Cajun Honey
Connie Smith: You & Your Sweet Love
Charlie Walker: Odds & Ins; Bits & Pieces
Jim Ed Brown: The Old Lamplighter
Ricky Skaggs: Loving Only Me

11:30: L'Oreal
John Conlee (host): Let the Good Times Roll
Jim & Jesse: Dream of Me
Jeannie Seely: Too Far Gone
Billy Walker: Ashes of Love/Blue Moon of Kentucky/That's All Right
John Conlee: Rocking with You

There you have it for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the Opry this weekend. As for myself, I will be in Nashville this weekend and will enjoy watching Dailey & Vincent become the Opry's newest members. I will certainly offer my observations when I return next week.


  1. Hard to believe the posts from 25 years ago are the last few months we still had Roy Acuff. It was just the beginning. We have lost so many Opry members in 25 years. Not to mention the "type" of Opry that existed during that time period. Maybe it is because I was small and it was all I knew, but I believe the 1980's was the greatest decade for the Opry. Herman Crook to Randy Travis. And many in between. So glad many of the televised shows from that decade are on YouTube these days.

  2. Wouldn't it be cool if Rhonda Vincent was 1 of Dailey & Vincent's guests Saturday night? Am i in a deep dream?? Bob

    1. Rhonda is out on the road tonight and regardless, I don't think that is going to happen.

  3. David,

    I'm sure I've talked about it before but I agree with you about the 1980's. Same thing, it may be just because that was when I started listening every Friday and Saturday start to finish, keeping line up records and recording. I'd been listening since the early 70's when I was in grade school but the 80's were special. Some have called it stale but for me it was a wonderful and rewarding adventure each weekend!

    Knightsville, IN

  4. While I am not "Ms. Technology" I thoroughly enjoyed the live stream of Dailey & Vincent's Opry induction last night on their Facebook page and it looks as if the Grand Ole Opry live streamed it as well. That's great in light of the fact that the Opry is no longer televised at least live streaming gives everyone a chance to watch the ceremony take place. So happy for them and I was very happy to see that the Opry chose a veteran Opry member; Jeannie Seely and new members; Old Crow to induct Jamie and Darrin - from where the Opry has come from to where it continues to go; at least that is what I thought when Jeannie Seely and Old Crow were introduced. At first, I thought Mike Terry was going to do it, then I thought that can't be right, it's always been Opry members that induct new members into their family. He just did a lot of the background work first. Nothing at all against Mike Terry, but I think the one to announce all that was, should have been Eddie Stubbs, since Dailey and Vincent always tip their caps to Eddie for being their biggest supporter all these years and they thanked Eddie as we all heard. Some things should just go from start to finish, but that's just me.

    Now that they are "in" - it's time to turn our attention to the Country Music Hall of Fame, which will be announcing the 2017 inductees before the end of March. I heard this on WSM last week. I have yet to see an announcement date but as always, it should be interesting to say the very least.

    My pick's:

    Veteran era - Hank Jr. - because he is so out of the modern era - he's been at this since he's been 8 yrs old and he is now in his late 60's - imo he doesn't belong in the modern era.

    Modern era - Ricky Skaggs

    Songwriter - Dean Dillion - I think of all the Dean Dillion penned songs that George Strait has recorded and taken to #1.

    I am most likely wrong on all of them, but it's nice to guess.


  5. Who do you guys see going into the Hall of Fame this year?

  6. What gospel song did Daily and Vincent sing Saturday night?

    1. go to wsmonline.com and listen to the podcast:-), they have every show there for you....