For the first time Sam Bush will appeared on the Grand Ole Opry under his own band name. He has played the Opry stage many times as a side man for various artists and still recalls his first appearance. The Nashville City Paper has the story:
he was 17 years old when he made his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry, something Bush still remembers quite well.
“Mr. Acuff came up to my father and told him to get my fiddle out of the car,” Bush said. “He told him but didn’t tell me that I would be going on that night, which is good, because there’s no way I would have ever made it through. Then he gave up one of his own songs so I could play. That was a night I’ll never forget.”
The article states that tonight (7/22) is the night Sam appears on the Opry. But the Opry’s website tells a different story. There it says he is playing tomorrow night. My instinct is to trust the Opry’s schedule, but it would be worth a call before you make plans to attend.