The CMA Music Festival, or Fan Fair as us "old-timers" still like to call it, gets underway later this week in Nashville. While not an official event, the Tuesday Night Opry has turned into one of the kick-off events for the week. As with most previous years, the Tuesday night shows will be highlighted by Grand Ole Opry member Carrie Underwood, and with the National Hockey League Stanley Cup playoffs off that night, she just happens to be available.
7:00: Diamond Rio; Frankie Ballard
7:30: Bill Anderson; Del McCoury Band
8:00: Margo Price; Dustin Lynch
8:30: Carrie Underwood
9:30: Diamond Rio; Frankie Ballard
10:00: Carrie Underwood
10:30: Bill Anderson; Del McCoury Band
11:00: Margo Price; Dustin Lynch
Two pretty nice shows, but not as much star power as we have seen in the past with these Tuesday night CMA shows. But the Opry has compensated for that by adding a special Thursday Night Opry this week, with a very nice line-up highlighted by Opry member Blake Shelton. Just one show, but a good one.
7:00: Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers; Tracy Lawrence
7:30: Sundance Head; Steve Wariner
8:15: Trace Adkins; Oak Ridge Boys
8:45: Blake Shelton
Finally, let's not forget Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam, taking place on Wednesday June 7, starting at 10:00. That line-up includes:
The Wild Feathers
Connie Smith & The Sundowners
Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers
Gary Mule Deer
And of course, usually a few special unannounced guests show up.
Enjoy the week of great shows!!