Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday Night Opry 4/10 & Opry Country Classics 4/12

After the exciting news that Bobby Bare is back as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, who is ready for some mid-week Opry shows?

Charlie Daniels is scheduled to appear on the Tuesday Night Opry, where he will be recognized for his 10th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. If you remember, Charlie was scheduled last month however had to cancel due to illness. Glad that this legend is recovered and ready to appear on the Opry once again.

Here are the line-ups for this week's mid-week Opry shows:

Tuesday Night Opry April 10

7:00: Terri Clark; T. Graham Brown
7:30: Carly Pearce; Rodney Atkins w/Fisk Jubilee Singers
8:15: Kiefer Sutherland; Trace Adkins
8:45: Charlie Daniels Band

Opry Country Classics April 12

Host: Larry Gatlin
Spotlight Artist: Oak Ridge Boys
Also Appearing: The Gatlin Brothers; Moe Bandy; Mandy Barnett; Janie Fricke

Additionally, Grand Ole Opry member Jeanne Pruett will be signing copies of her new book "Satin Sheets, I Remember" in the lobby of the Ryman Auditorium following the show. I received my copy several weeks ago and I recommend the book. Some great stories and remembrances by Jeanne.


  1. I think it's time for a change at the Opry Country Classics show. For me, Larry Gatlin is the very best one to host the show, with or without the sometimes dull and offensive jokes he made. He's entertaining and nobody will ever sleep in his seat, when Larry is on stage. But I think they offer too less music and too much blabla and dumb games to the audiences, who pay much money for the tickets. What do you think about this?

    1. I absolutely agree with that completely!
      As much as I love Classic Country Music, and as much as I love the music the show presents, there is just not enough of it.
      Too few stars, too much bologna, not enough music.

    2. Manuel, let's count the number of songs performed on 'Opry Country Classic Thursday night.
      Love Janie Fricke, and wish I could be there for the show, bologna and all!

  2. Bryon, et al; did Jean Shepard ever get her book published? Is it a good read?

    1. Yes, she did get the book published and it is pretty good. An easy read with lots of stories. But I will say that I expected more as many times Jean said that when she finished her book she would really speak her mind on a few things. I think she had a little change of heart on a few things. But still a good book and worth getting.

  3. I enjoyed Jean's book and it is an easy read. I did learn a few things. Most notable was how she and Benny lost a lot of money over an organization she was a part of in the 70's or 80's to help preserve and promote traditional Country. Many of their peers did not follow through with their commitment to the group and left Jean and Benny holding the bag.

    I will say the book seemed to stray at the end and had a a hard time wrapping up.

    I will add this. I'm not looking for a Pulitzer winning book when I get ready to read a book from most of our music friends. It is nice if they are very high caliber but for the most part I'm looking for their personal recollections, road stories and thoughts about the business. Not very many of them went to school for writing and reporting like Bill Anderson so they can't all have that flare. It also depends on what kind of help they get and the publisher.

    All that to say that I would recommend Jean's book.

    Knightsville, IN