There were several of the older performers there last night, Jimmie Dickens, The Whites, Jim Ed Brown, Ray Pillow and Connie Smith. And also several new, up and coming groups that I am sure we will hear more about in the months and years to come. Three were especially good – Dailey & Vincent, Foster & Lloyd and Frankie Ballard. The show started at 7:00PM and was over at about 9:30.
I was amazed that Jimmie Dickens is still performing. He is 90 years old and he did some jokes (very funny I might add) and sang two songs. He can still carry a tune very well.
We did our tourist thing and visited the gift shop and purchased Opry coffee mugs and t-shirts. Gotta have those souvenirs!!
We are planning to relax today and then get out tomorrow and Tuesday for some day trips. Charley wants to visit the Jim Beam distillery and a couple of other distilleries in the area. We also want to tour Nashville and see how much has changed since we were last here.
Below are a few of the many pictures that we took at the Opry. Hope you enjoy them!!
The entrance to the Opry
The Minnie Pearl look-a-like that was greeting everyone at the entrance
Little Jimmie Dickens – yes, that is him (standing up) behind the podium – shows you how short he really is!!
The Whites (part of them)
Charley – oops – he didn’t perform!!
Foster & Lloyd
Jim Ed Brown
Dailey & Vincent (they were really great)
|Jun 25, 2011|