As the Grand Ole Opry gets ready for the Memorial Day weekend and the summer tourist season in Nashville, things have been pretty quiet around the Opry. Not much going on and really not a whole lot to report. Most of you know that George Jones remains hospitalized in Nashville as he is still being treated for the respiratory infection that he has had for the past several months. He has cancelled all shows through June. The other bit of news regarding an Opry member was the report that Loretta Lynn is older than has been reported. Press reports have her as being 80 years old instead of 77. While that might not mean a whole lot, it does change her life story and being married before she was 16. But I did like Loretta's response that it was nobody's business what age she was. Classic, which you would expect from Loretta.
As far as the Opry this weekend, there will be 1 show on Friday night and 1 show on Saturday night. The Friday Night Opry will feature the Opry debut of Angie Johnson, who was on the television show, "The Voice." She will be joined by Opry members Pam Tillis and Ricky Skaggs, among others.
The Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night will feature another Opry appearance by new Opry members Rascal Flatts. That will make 2 Opry shows this week for them, as they appeared on the Tuesday Night Opry last night. Joining them will be guest artists The Grascals, Greg Bates and Jason Crabb.
Friday May 25
7:00: Mike Snider (host); Jean Shepard; Jim Ed Brown; Andy Gibson
7:30: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jesse McReynolds; Pam Tillis
8:15: Bill Anderson (host); Riders In The Sky; Angie Johnson
8:45: Ricky Skaggs (host); The Whites; Connie Smith
Saturday May 26
7:00: Jimmy Dickens (host); Jimmy C Newman; Greg Bates
7:30: Mike Snider (host); Jim Ed Brown; Jason Crabb
8:15: Jeannie Seely (host); The Whites; The Grascals; Opry Square Dancers
8:45: Riders In The Sky (host); Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press; Rascal Flatts
13 artists on Friday night of which 11 are Opry members and 12 artists on Saturday night, of whom 9 are Opry members.
The Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree will be hosted this week by Jett Williams. She usually puts on a pretty good show so it should be a good one.
Everybody enjoy the Memorial Day weekend.