Saturday night showcase of country music stars performing their biggest hits at Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry.
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Dolly Parton ...  Herself - Performer / ... 7 episodes, 1988-2007
Josh Turner ...  Himself / ... 5 episodes, 2003-2007
Nan Kelley Nan Kelley ...  Herself - GAC Host / ... 3 episodes, 2007
Pam Tillis ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2005-2007
Lorrie Morgan ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Patty Loveless ...  Herself / ... 3 episodes, 2007-2008
Pete Fisher Pete Fisher ...  Himself - Grand Ole Opry General Manager / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Dave Moody ...  Himself - The Moody Brothers 2 episodes, 1985-1988
Vince Gill ...  Himself - Opry Segment Host 2 episodes, 2007
Porter Wagoner ...  Himself - Performer 2 episodes, 2007
Marty Stuart ...  Himself - Host / ... 2 episodes, 2007
Buck Trent Buck Trent ...  Himself - Musician 2 episodes, 2007
Stuart Duncan Stuart Duncan ...  Himself - Musician 2 episodes, 2007
Richard Dennison Richard Dennison ...  Himself - Background Singer 1 episode, 2007
Connie Smith ...  Herself 1 episode, 2007
Bill Anderson ...  Himself 1 episode, 1985
Jim Berthiaume ...  Himself 1 episode, 1985
Ralph Emery ...  Himself - Host 1 episode, 1985
Wayland Flowers ...  Himself 1 episode, 1985
George Jones ...  Himself 1 episode, 1985
Reba McEntire ...  Herself 1 episode, 1985
Minnie Pearl ...  Herself 1 episode, 1985
Randy Travis ...  Himself 1 episode, 1985
Conway Twitty ...  Himself 1 episode, 1985
Tammy Wynette ...  Musical Guest 1 episode, 1985
Mike Snider Mike Snider ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Bryan White Bryan White ...  Himself 1 episode, 2003
Joe Diffie ...  Himself 1 episode, 2004
George Hamilton IV George Hamilton IV ...  Himself 1 episode, 2004
Alison Krauss ...  Herself 1 episode, 2004
Ralph Stanley Ralph Stanley ...  Himself 1 episode, 2004
Tracy Lawrence ...  Himself 1 episode, 2005
Jo Dee Messina ...  Herself 1 episode, 2005
Travis Tritt ...  Himself 1 episode, 2005
The Del McCoury Band The Del McCoury Band ...  Themselves - Performer 1 episode, 2007
Rissi Palmer Rissi Palmer ...  Herself - Performer 1 episode, 2007
Kellie Pickler ...  Herself - Performer 2 episodes, 2007
Mel Tillis ...  Himself 1 episode, 2007
Darryl Worley Darryl Worley ...  Himself 1 episode, 2007
Loretta Lynn ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2007-2008
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The "Grand Ole Opry" represented television's second attempt to present country music performances at the famous Grand Ole Opry, this time a lasting success on cable TV's The Nashville Network. The program featured live performances of country music stars from established stars and legendary performers to the rising up-and-comers every Saturday night from the Grand Ole Opry House (the Opry's home since 1974). Initially a 30-minute series, the show expanded to 60 minutes in 1987, adding an introductory segment called "Opry Backstage"; the 30-minute segment (aired before that week's Opry performances) featured backstage interviews. The Grand Ole Opry's radio program dates back to 1925, performing country music on Saturday nights from the historic Ryman Auditorium and later, the Grand Ole Opry House. The radio program has been carried nationwide on WSM-AM (650 AM, Nashville) since 1939, and is likely to remain there for many years to come. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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English

Release Date:

20 April 1985 (USA) See more »

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Opry Live! See more »

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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Gaylord Entertainment See more »
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Weekly Opry televised show
10 February 2006 | by opryman65See all my reviews

Here is the first time in the history of the Grand Ole Opry that it was telecast live on a weekly basis, beginning Saturday night, April 13, 1985. I happened to be in the audience for that very first night and was there many Saturday nights, as I spent a lot of weekends at the Opry during the 80's and 90's, and this show telecast live at 7 pm in the beginning. By the end of the eighties, the show time was moved to 7:30 and an interview segment was added to the show beginning at 7 pm. The entire cast of the Opry was given a slot on the live show and you saw different ones each week rotated, but by the end of the nineties, the owners of the show decided to go more uptown with the show, and more and more of the unknown names were placed on the televised segments, the announcers who were staples on the show were let go, and New York came in to take over the production of the program. The stage set was redesigned in 2002 and the Opry continues to be telecast to this day, only the interview segment of the live Opry show was discontinued and the stage show now runs for one hour. If you want to witness history as it happens at the Opry, watch the televised segment of the Opry. But if you want to see a real Opry show, go and see what the televised segment no longer shows, especially in the winter. The televised segment no longer represents truly what is regular on the Grand Ole Opry anymore.

Sadly, I must state, after over thirty years as a fan and also an employee in the eighties, that this show is not as good as it once was. I give it three stars.


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