The Tuesday Night Opry offers a perfect contrast between someone who takes their Opry membership seriously and someone who it seems, does not.
Martina McBride is scheduled for both shows (yes, there are two shows) on Tuesday Night. Martina has been an Opry member since 1995 and is one of those members who is good for making one or two appearances on the Opry each year, of which the Opry usually will put out the red carpet. Since joining the Opry, Martina has averaged 4 appearances per year. Over the last 5 years, it has been an average of 2.
On the other hand, you have Chris Janson, one of the Opry's newest members, also scheduled for both shows on Tuesday night. For Chris, these will be appearances number 16 and 17 this year.
You tell me. Which one of these artists takes their Opry membership more seriously? And before anyone says anything, both artists are out on the road touring, and I do like Martina. She has had a marvelous career. However, when it comes to the Opry, the numbers tell the story.
Tuesday Night Opry July 24:
7:00: Steve Wariner; Brothers Osborne; Tyler Farr
8:00: Henry Cho; Chris Janson; Martina McBride
9:30: Jeannie Seely; Steve Wariner; Tyler Farr
10:30: Henry Cho; Chris Janson; Martina McBride
Wednesday July 25:
7:00: Bill Anderson; Steve Moakler
7:30: Linda Davis; Delta Rae
8:15: Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers; Maggie Rose
8:45: Aaron Lewis; Point Of Grace