The show that made country music famous is set to kick off July and America’s birthday weekend with free All-American Plaza Parties and Opry favorites on its world-famous stage Fri., July 1 and Sat., July 2. The music begins at 5 p.m. and is set to salute American Icons including Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton, among other favorites as performed by 50 Shades Of Hay on Friday and Shelley Skidmore & Greg Bates on Saturday. The weekend’s Opry line-up includes Vince Gill, Connie Smith, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Ricky Skaggs, Love and Theft, and more.
The Opry’s summer schedule will be in full swing throughout July, with Opry House Backstage Tours running seven days a week along with Opry performances each Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night. Among those appearing later in the month include Steve Wariner (July 5); Chris Janson, The Grascals (July 6); Josh Turner, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, Clare Bowen, Craig Morgan (July 8); Cam, Justin Moore (July 12); Roy Clark, Craig Campbell (July 15); Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, Del McCoury Band (July 19 & 20); Charlie Daniels Band, Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, Brothers Osborne (July 26) Oak Ridge Boys, Eric Paslay, Dailey & Vincent (July 27).
Visit opry.com for nightly Opry artist line-ups and a schedule of Plaza Party schedule including food truck and bar service.
– Posted by Country Girl CMTT
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Johannesburg – Former South African cyclist and rally driver Jan Hettema was murdered on his smallholding in Tweedrag near Boschkop on Wednesday morning. Police spokesperson Captain Marissa van der Merwe confirmed the incident. According to Van der Merwe, the attack happened around 08:00 when two armed gunmen overpowered Hettema, 83, his wife Elsa and a worker at their home.
“Jan was shot dead at point-blank range in the face while his wife was tied up and assaulted while the worker was shoved into a cupboard.” The suspects stole a laptop, cellphones and jewellery. Hettema’s wife survived the incident. The suspects fled the scene and police are currently searching for them.
Hettema won the South African Rally Championship five times. He also competed in cycling at the 1956 Olympics held in Melbourne in Australia, where he ended in fourth place.
I HUG my friend Lois when she opens her front door. “How are you today?” I ask realizing how powerful her honest answer could be. Lois has inoperable lung cancer. “I’m okay , she smiles but her shoulders feel thin to me. I visit her often these days, to bring a basket of fresh peaches, a bunch of helium balloons, or a new prescription of pills. Today I’ve come to help her plan her forty-third birthday party. Though she doesn’t like big-deal celebrations, she agreed to a small gathering of family and friends. But as we sit together at her kitchen table and paper in hand, our conversation wanders away from party planning and cake flavors. We talk about planning the future. “I don’t know how to plan an uncertain future. ….she confesses, and then she is crying. My heart aches. Ever since I learned about the cancer, I have prayed not only for her miraculous healing, but that we, her friends would be able to meet her needs. Sometimes, like right now, I feel so helpless and inadequate. l What can I do or say to ease her hurt.”
“Lois I I almost plead, “if our roles were reversed- If you were me- what would you say right now.”
“Nothing” I almost plead, ” if we were miles apart what would you say right now ? ”
“Nothing,” she answers quietly. “. “I’d just listen. And there in her simple response is my answer.