GRAND OLE OPRY - THE 1930'S

The Opry’s popularity grew rapidly in its second decade, forcing the show to move four times and, eventually, to start charging admission. But nothing seemed to dampen the public’s enthusiasm for stars like the Delmore Brothers, the husband-and-wife duo Curly Fox & Texas Ruby, and long-bow fiddler Arthur Smith and his band with Sam and Kirk McGee, the Dixieliners. Comedy acts took their place on the Opry as Sarie and Sallie and Jamup and Honey joined the cast. Stylistically, the show’s emphasis moved from old-time instrumentals to modern country singers, and two of the Opry’s most enduring figures, Roy Acuff and Bill Monroe, joined the cast during this time. These acts are among those who regularly played the Opry during the '30s.


 

OPRY MEMBERS BY THE DECADE

 
  • SAM & KIRK McGEE
  • ROY ACUFF AND THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN BOYS
  • ZEKE CLEMENTS AND THE BRONCO BUSTERS
  • COUSIN JODY
  • THE DELMORE BROTHERS
  • CURLY FOX AND TEXAS RUBY
  • HILLTOP HARMONIZERS
  • JAMUP AND HONEY
  • PEE WEE KING AND HIS GOLDEN WEST COWBOYS
  • THE LAKELAND SISTERS
  • ROBERT LUNN
  • BILL MONROE AND HIS BLUE GRASS BOYS
  • NAP AND DEE
  • FORD RUSH
  • SARIE AND SALLY
  • JACK SHOOK AND HIS MISSOURI MOUNTAINEERS
  • ASHER AND LITTLE JIMMIE SIZEMORE
  • THE VAGABONDS
  • LEROY "LASSES" WHITE

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