Thursday, July 27, 2017

Grand Ole Opry 7/28 & 7/29

Another week of Grand Ole Opry shows as we continue to roll through summer. Another pretty solid line-up for both the Friday Night Opry and Saturday's Grand Ole Opry.

Grand Ole Opry members appearing both nights include Jeannie Seely; Mike Snider (keeping his 2017 streak alive); Connie Smith and The Whites. They will be joined by Jesse McReynolds, Bobby Osborne and Ricky Skaggs on Friday, while on Saturday night it will be just those four. Interesting that this weekend they have scheduled Jesse and Bobby for the same night as usually you will see them opposite of each other.

As to guest artists, the list for Friday night has Darryl Worley, Wade Hayes, Easton Corbin, Mickey Guyton and Point Of Grace. Saturday night, it will be Keith Anderson, TG Sheppard, Ashley Campbell, Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy, The Grascals, Chonda Pierce and making their Opry debut, Sons Of The Palomino, who are made up of a group of Nashville songwriters and session players.

Friday July 28
7:00: Jeannie Seely (host); Darryl Worley; Jesse McReynolds
7:30: Mike Snider (host); Wade Hayes; Easton Corbin
8:15: Connie Smith (host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Mickey Guyton
8:45: Ricky Skaggs (host); The Whites; Point Of Grace

Saturday July 29
7:00: Jeannie Seely (host); Keith Anderson; TG Sheppard
7:30: Mike Snider (host); Ashley Campbell; Charlie McCoy
8:15: The Whites (host); The Grascals; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Connie Smith (host); Chonda Pierce; Sons Of The Palomino

And now, here is the posted Grand Ole Opry line-up from 10 years ago, the weekend of July 27 & 28, 2007:

Friday July 27
8:00: Porter Wagoner (host); Connie Smith; Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; David Lee Murphy
8:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); The Whites; Elizabeth Cook
9:00: Bill Anderson (host); Jim Ed Brown; Charley Pride
9:30: John Conlee (host); Jack Greene; Mountain Heart

Saturday July 28
1st show
6:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jimmy C Newman; John Cowan
7:00: Mike Snider (host); Jack Greene
7:30: John Conlee (host); Jim Ed Brown; John Berry
8:00: Porter Wagoner (host); Jan Howard; T.G. Sheppard; Opry Square Dancers
8:30: Bill Anderson (host); The Whites; Charley Pride

2nd show
9:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Mike Snider
10:00: Porter Wagoner (host); Jimmy C Newman; John Conlee; T.G. Sheppard
10:30: Charley Pride (host); Jim Ed Brown; John Berry; Opry Square Dancers
11:00: Bill Anderson (host); The Whites; Charley Pride

And now from 25 years ago, the weekend of July 31 & August 1, 1992

Friday July 31
1st show
6:30: Bill Monroe (host); Jim Ed Brown; Skeeter Davis; Roy Drusky; David Houston
7:00: Porter Wagoner (host); Ray Pillow; Del Reeves; Connie Smith; Charlie Walker
7:30: Roy Acuff (host); The 4 Guys; Bill Anderson; Justin Tubb
8:00: Grandpa Jones (host); Jan Howard; Mike Snider; Jeanne Pruett
8:30: Hank Snow (host); Jack Greene; Jeannie Seely

2nd show
9:30: Porter Wagoner (host); Billy Walker; Connie Smith; Stonewall Jackson; Wilma Lee Cooper
10:00: Roy Acuff (host); David Houston; Jim Ed Brown; Grandpa Jones
10:30: Bill Monroe (host); Del Reeves; Carlisles; The 4 Guys
11:00: Hank Snow (host); Jimmy Dickens; Jeanne Pruett; Charlie Walker
11:30: Bill Anderson (host); Jeannie Seely; Jack Greene; Mike Snider
12:05: Reverend Jimmie Snow

Saturday August 1
1st show
6:30: Porter Wagoner (host); Jim ed Brown
6:45: Bill Monroe (host); Jimmy Dickens
7:00: Jack Greene (host); Skeeter Davis; Stonewall Jackson; The 4 Guys
7:30: Billy Walker (host); David Houston; Ernie Ashworth; Holly Dunn
8:00: Roy Acuff (host); Mike Snider; Jeanne Pruett; Opry Square Dance Band; Stoney Mountain Cloggers
8:30: Hank Snow (host); Charlie Louvin; Del Reeves; Jan Howard; Roy Drusky

2nd show
9:30: Porter Wagoner (host); Charlie Walker; Wilma Lee Cooper; Ray Pillow; Holly Dunn
10:00: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jeannie Seely
10:15: Roy Acuff (host); Mike Snider
10:30: Bill Monroe (host); Jack Greene
10:45: Del Reeves (host); The 4 Guys; Opry Square Dance Band; Stoney Mountain Cloggers
11:00: Hank Snow (host); Jeanne Pruett; Carlisles; David Houston; Charlie Louvin
11:30: Jim Ed Brown (host); Roy Drusky; Jan Howard; Johnny Russell

Finally, going back 67 years to Saturday July 29, 1950:

7:30: American Ace Coffee
Roy Acuff (host): Freight Train Blues
Benny Martin: Black Mountain Rag
Lonzo and Oscar: Old Mother Nature
Jimmy Riddle: Steamboat Bill
Roy Acuff: The Great Judgement Morning
Uncle Dave Macon: Go Long Mule
Jug Band: Old McDonald Had A Farm
Roy Acuff: Shake Hands With Mother Again
Joe Zinkas: Washington & Lee Swing
Rachel and Oswald: Columbus Stockade Blues

8:00: Purina
Cowboy Copas (host): Down In Nashville, Tennessee
Bill Monroe : Blue and Lonesome Too
Possum Hunters: Sleepy Lou
Hank Williams: To Be Announced
Whitey Ford: Gags
Cowboy Copas: I Love You Because
Bill Monroe: The Lord Will Call
Hank Snow: I'm Moving On
Rudy Lyle: Shenandoah Valley Breakdown
Trio: Where Could I Go

8:30: Prince Albert
Red Foley (host): Freight Train Boogie
Rod Brasfield: Gags
Jimmy Dickens: If It Ain't One Thing It's Another
Jordanairres: Jesus Is A Rock
Red Foley: No Tears In Heaven
Old Hickory Quartet: I Want A Girl
Minnie Pearl: Gags
Jimmy Dickens: Just When I Needed You
String Beans: Get Things Ready For Me
Red Foley: Bury Me Beneath The Willows
Square Dance: Soldiers Joy

9:00: Royal Crown
Jimmy Riddle: Alexanders Ragtime Band
Roy Acuff (host): Leaf of Love
Lonzo and Oscar: Love Is Sweet But Oh How Bitter
Fruit Jar Drinkers: Soldiers Joy
Jamup and Honey: Gags
Bob Eaton: The Texas Swing
Jug Band: If You Knew Susie
Roy Acuff: Crying Holy
Carl Smith: Guilty Conscience
Rachel and Oswald: Roll On Buddy

9:30: Martha White Flower
Ernest Tubb (host): Daisy May
Anita: I'm Fading Fast
Chester Atkins: Steel Guitar Rag
Jimmy Dickens: Country Boy
June: Blues In My Heart
Crook Brothers: 8th of January
Ernest Tubb: Girl Spells Trouble
Maybelle and Trio: I've Never Been Sorry
Jimmy Dickens: Out Of Business
Ernest Tubb: Till The End Of The World

10:00: Wallrite
Bill Monroe (host): The Old Fiddler
Hank Snow: I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye
Uncle Dave Macon: Sweet Forget Me Not
Bill Monroe: Lord Protect My Soul
Bill Monroe: Raw Hide

10:15: Warren Paint & Color Co.
Hank Williams (host): Dear John
Lew Childre: Hang Out The Front Door Key
Hank Williams: My Son Called Another Man Daddy
String Beans: Free A Little Bird
Hank Williams: My Sweet Love Ain't Around

10:30: Darimix
Roy Acuff (host): The Great Speckled Bird
Annie Lou and Danny: Bonapartes Retreat
Roy Acuff: Poem
Gang: Where Could I Go
Benny Martin: Billy In The Low Ground

10:45: Dr. Le Gear
Cowboy Copas (host): Steppin Out
Sam and Kirk: I Wish I Had A Nickle
Lazy Jim Day: Singing The News
Cowboy Copas: The Postman Just Passes Me By
Trio: Prairie Lullabye

11:00: Jefferson Island Salt
Ernest Tubb (host): I Know My Baby Loves Me
Jimmy Dickens: I had To Turn Around And Get Married
Jordanairres: Go Where I Send Thee
June: Oh For Crying Out Loud
Ernest Tubb: Soldiers Last Letter
Chet Atkins: Gallopin
Carl Smith: Lonely Heart
Maybelle and Trio: Wildwood Flower
Jimmy Dickens: Lovin Lies

Hank Snow (host): Somewhere Along Lifes Highway
Lonzo and Oscar: John Henry
Crook Brothers: Chicken Reel
Hank Snow: Deep Within This Broken Heart Of Mine
Crook Brothers: Ida Red

Bill Monroe (host): Shady Grove
Bob Eaton: I'll Sail My Ship Alone
Fruit Jar Drinkers: To Be Announced
Trio: Cabin Of Love
Red Taylor: Sally Goodin

Finally, saw that WSM has hired sports talk show host George Plaster, who has been on numerous stations in Nashville over the past 20 years, including early in his career, WSM. From what I have learned, he will have a Sunday night show and it will not affect any other programming on WSM.

There you have it for this week. I hope everyone enjoys the Opry this weekend!!!

1 comment:

  1. I can live with a grand total of three hours of Sports a week on WSM.
    Sundays, 5 – 8pm --- "A weekly sports talk show hosted by industry veteran George Plaster and co-hosted by Jonathan Shaffer, Sports Night provides and appealing and informative look at all things sports.
    No matter the season or year, there’s always great stuff to talk about in sports! From Titans to Predators and Vols to Commodores, there will be plenty to discuss each and every week on Sports Night!" (From WSM website)

    On another subject: Connie Smith sounds exactly the same as she did forty (fifty?) years ago. Unbelievable talent.