Big bluegrass doin’s on The Opry

This weekend’s two Grand Ole Opry broadcasts have much to recommend them to bluegrass fans.

Tonight’s show (12/28) will feature performances by The Grascals, Bradley Walker and Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press. The show is broadcast on WSM AM-650 from 9:00-11:00 p.m. (EST).

On Saturday (12/29), you’ll have a chance to hear the Opry debut of Dailey & Vincent, of whom we have spoken so highly of late here on Bluegrass Today. The band is fronted by former Quicksilver vocalist/guitarist Jamie Dailey and former Kentucky Thunder singer/guitarist Darrin Vincent, along with former Lonesome River band mandolinist/vocalist Jeff Parker, banjo picker Joe Dean and fiddler Adam Haynes.

Their first recording is due for a Rounder release on January 29, and unless you were lucky enough to catch the band at IBMA’s Fan Fest in October or hear one of the tracks from the new CD on the radio, this Opry show will mark the first time most bluegrass fans will have a chance to hear them perform.

Look for Dailey & Vincent in the 7:30-8:00 and 10:30-11:00 p.m. segments on Saturday’s show (all times Eastern). The Grascals, Bobby Osborne and Jesse McReynolds will all appear on the 12/29 show as well.

The Saturday show runs from 7:30 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Both shows are available over the air in the Nashville market on WSM AM 650, and simulcast worldwide via online streaming at

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.