Thanks to my friend Jason, I am pleased to post that RFD-TV has posted that "new" episodes of Opry Encore, which is shown Saturday night at 9:00, will begin this week. Here is the updated list of shows for April:
Saturday April 11
Roy Acuff (host); Stonewall Jackson; Del Wood; Glen Campbell
(from October 10, 1987, which was also the Opry's 62nd birthday bash)
Saturday April 18
Jim Ed Brown (host); Bill Carlisle; Jeanne Pruett; Vince Gill
(from January 27, 1990)
Ricky Skaggs (host); George Hamilton IV; Patty Loveless; Forrester Sisters
(from February 8, 1992)
I know many of us were wondering if RFD-TV would continue showing these old TNN Opry shows with the emergence of Circle and that network's association with the Opry and Ryman Hospitality. It's good to see these shows continuing with new inventory. Nothing against the shows that were being run, but over the last several months, it seems as if the same 5 or 6 dates were being shown over and over.
It makes for a very nice Saturday night. At 8:00 (7:00 central) we can watch the live Opry show on Circle and then at 9:00 (8:00 central) switch over to RFD-TV and see a great classic Opry show.