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Alabama Opry House News

 

The Alabama Opry House is located in Tarrant, Al. (near Birmingham).

From Huntsville, take 231 so. and stay on 79 so. when it splits (just past Blountsville).

From GA & MS get on I-59/20 take the Tallapoosa St. exit , which is also Hwy 79. Go north 3 mi. We are directly across from Advance Auto.


This venue seats 1500 people in the stage area alone, with 4 jammin rooms and several jammin areas, with 75 seats in the concession area.
Be sure to visit The Wendy Holcombe Memorial Room while you are there.

 

 

 

ALABAMA OPRY HOUSE NEWSLETTER
FEBRUARY 2005

PH 205-841-3090

1.BLUEGRASS NEWS
2.FOR SALE
3.MUSICIANS WANTED
4.JAMMIN
5.Uncle Josh Graves FEB. 19TH, 2005

AS YOU CAN IMANGINE, WE ARE SOOO BUSY GETTING READY FOR THE UNCLE JOSH FUNDRAISER THIS MONTH. WHEN I BEGAN THIS , I HAD NO IDEA WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. AS IT TURNS OUT I DO BELIEVE THIS IS GOING TO MAKE "HISTORY" IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. I HAVE HAD CALLS FROM AS FAR AWAY AS AUSTRALIA. UNCLE JOSH IS, AS I STATED IN AN EARLIER NEWSLETTER, A TRUE "LIVING LEGEND". THIS IS ALL FOR HIM AND I DO BELIEVE THE SOUTH IS GOING TO "DO HIM PROUD"

LET'S LOOK AT OUR PROGRAM: I JUST TODAY ADDED BOBBY OSBORNE AND ALSO THE FLINT RIVER BOYS. WE HAVE CLAIRE LYNCH, KARL SHIFLETT, BLUE SHADES OF GRASS, WIRES &WOOD, BULLSBORO, JOE LETT & GOOD TIME BLUEGRASS, MT. HEIR, CAMP MEETING, WOLF CREEK BLUEGRASS, JOURNEYS END, LEWIS & THE HIGH MT. BOYS, 2ND GLANCE, SOUTHERN HEART, ROBYN LYLE, THE UPLANDER SINGING BAND, & THE COOSA VALLEY BOYS. PLUS OUR SPECIAL GUESTS; CARL JACKSON, BILLY JACK HOLCOMBE, AND TOM THOMAS. TOM, BY THE WAY HAS A COLLECTION THAT IS GOING TO AMAZE YOU ALL! MY DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO ALL THE MUSICIANS & SUPPORTERS WHO ARE WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO HELP MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS. PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO ALL YOUR BLUEGRASS BUDDIES AND MEDIA IN YOUR AREA. PLEASE VISIT OUR HP40.COM WEBSITE FOR DIRECTIONS.

THANKS,

REGINA LYLE -- SOUTHERN JUSTICE PROMOTIONS

 

 

UNCLE JOSH GRAVES,

AS MANY OF YOU MAY KNOW, UNCLE JOSH HAS NOW UNDERGONE THE 2ND LEG AMPUTATION AND IS NOW CONFINED TO A WHEEL CHAIR. HE WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL 2 DAYS BEFOR CHRISTMAS, AND IS BEING TAKEN GOOD CARE OF BY MISS EVELYN AND A STAFF OF NURSES. HIS MEDICAL BILLS ARE OVERWHELMING.

ON SAT. FEB. 19TH, 2005, THE ALABAMA OPRY HOUSE, LOCATED NEAR BIRMINGHAM, AL. WILL HOLD A BENEFIT TO HELP WITH THE MEDICAL BILLS. TIM GRAVES & CHEROKEE WILL BE THE HOST BAND FOR THIS EVENT. 100% OF THE DOOR WILL GO TO THE JOSH GRAVES MEDICAL FUND. OUR IBMA REP, BERTIE SULLIVAN, WILL BE ON THE DOOR TO GREET AND ACCEPT DONATIONS.

THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS. WE KNOW YOU WILL GIVE FROM THE HEART FOR THIS CAUSE. WE ARE ALSO ACCEPTING BY MAIL, DONATIONS AND DONATED ITEMS FOR AUCTION AND DOOR PRIZES. PLEASE MAKE CHECKS OUT TO THE JOSH GRAVES MEDICAL FUND.

JOSH GRAVES IS ONE OF THE MAIN PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE DOBRO IN BLUEGRASS AND COUNTRY MUSIC. IN 1942, HE JOINED THE PIERCE BROTHERS AND LATER PLAYED WITH ESCO HANKINS AND MAC WISEMAN, THEN WAS A MAINSTAY ON THE WHEELING JAMBOREE WITH WILMA LEE & STONEY COOPER. DURING A GRAND OLE OPRY PERFORMANCE, HE AWED LESTER FLAT AND EARL SCRUGGS, WHO INVITED HIM TO JOIN THEIR FOGGY MOUNTAIN BOYS. IN 1974 , JOSH GRAVES FIRST SOLO, “ALONE AT LAST” WAS FOLLOWED BY “JUST JOSHIN”. HIS CONTRIBUTION TO BLUEGRASS MUSIC IS A LIFETIME OF GIVING HIS ALL.

PLEASE MARK THIS BENEFIT ON YOUR CALENDAR , AND LETS HONOR THIS ICON OF BLUEGRASS MUSIC.
MANY ITEMS WILL BE RAFFLED OFF TO RAISE MONEY - INCLUDING A MARTIN GUITAR. ALSO MANY DOOR PRIZES WILL BE DRAWN FOR. OTHER ITEMS WILL BE AUCTIONED FOR THE FUNDRAISER.

SAM JACKSON WILL EMCEE THIS EVENT
PERFORMING ON STAGE WILL BE:

CLAIRE LYNCH (AL)

KARL SHIFLETT (TX) 

TIM GRAVES AND CHEROKEE (TN)

JOE LETT & GOODTIME BLUEGRASS (AL)

BLUESHADES OF GRASS (FL)

THE DUCKBUTTER BOYS (GA)

SOUTHERN HEART (AL)

WOLF CREEK GRASS (KY)

ROBYN LYLE & SOUTHERN JUSTICE (AL)

LEWIS & THE HIGH MT. BOYS (AL)

THE UPLANDERS SINGING BAND

WIRES AND WOOD

BULLSBORO

CAMP MEETING

MT. HEIR

JOURNEY'S END

2ND GLANCE

THE COOSA VALLEY BOYS

BOBBY OSBORNE

THE FLINT RIVER BOYS

And Special Guests:

Carl Jackson
Billy Jack Holcombe
Tom Thomas

& MANY MORE..

BLUEGRASS BANDS WISHING TO PERFORM MAY CONTACT:

REGINA LYLE @205-841-3090 OR 256-931-0521

OR E-MAIL sjusticepromo@aol.com
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HORSE PENS 40

2005 BLUEGRASS

FESTIVAL DATES

SpringFest 2005 --- April 29, 30, May 1. 

Independence Day Weekend --- July 1 - 4

Fall Bluegrass Festival --- Oct. 21 - 23

PLEASE NOTE: --  OUR FALL DATE HAS CHANGED OUT OF RESPECT FOR OTHER VENUES AND FOR OUR FANS WHO WANT TO ATTEND ALL THE SHOWS THEY CAN.


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2OO5 FESTIVAL DATES FOR
INDIAN CAMP CREEK
APRIL 15TH & 16TH
MAY 27TH & 28TH
SEPT. 9TH & 10TH

CALL JEAN OR CHARLES ANTHONY
256-766-9994

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WHITE SANDS MUSIC FESTIVAL
APRIL 14th, 15th, 16, 2005 @
CHUMCKLA’S FARMERS MARKET NEAR
PENSACOLA FL.

VISIT WWW.FARMERSOPRY.COM

OR CALL 850-994-6000 OR 850-932-3734 *********************************************************************************************************

FOR SALE
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BOB BLACKWELLS’ PERSONAL COLLECTION CONTAINS RECORDS, PHOTOS, ITEMS,

LETTERS, BOOKS OF FIDDLIN JOHN CARSON, ROY ROGERS, GENE
AUTRY, HANK WILLIAMS SR.,AND MANY MORE. PH.
205-54O-5193
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NEW 6’X10’ CARGOTRAILER 256-586-8308
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16 FT FLATBED TRAILER 2 AXEL $500. 205-516-8625
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WANTED BASS PLAYER 205-841-3090
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PRIVATE PARTIES BOOK NOW.PICK YOUR NIGHT. 205-841-309 *********************************************************************************************************
LEARN LINE DANCE
SUE LAYFIELD WILL TEACH LINE DANCE EVERY TUE. NIGHT @ 7 P.M. AT THE ALABAMA OPRY HOUSE. WE HAVE THE BIGGEST DANCE FLOOR IN ALABAMA,
SO COME ON OUT AND ENJOY YOURSELF. BRING A FRIEND OR COME ALONE. THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO MEET NEW FRIENDS.ZERO ALCOHOL SAFE FRIENDLY ENVIORMENT.
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CARNAVAL GLASS FOR SALE 205-516-8625
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JAMMIN
EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT.
TANNEHILL OPRY 205-663-2242

HAZEL GREEN -LICK SKILLET MUSIC BARN....256-828-5666

MOBILE AL. WEST MOBILE MUSIC STORE 334-460-2611
EVERY THURS 7-11P.M
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JACKS TRUCK STOP TUES. & THURS
CULLMAN AL.

HOLLY POND CAFE
EVERY MONDAY NIGHT 6 P.M. 278 HWY.EAST OF CULLMAN
256-734-8347 6 PM. 256-796-2242
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WRESTLING COMES TO THE ALABAMA OPRY HOUSE!
PLEASE VISIT GCWPRO.COM  FOR MORE INFO AND A PERSONAL NOTE FROM REGINA,
IT PAYS THE RENT!

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ALL EVENTS AT AOH ARE ZERO ALCOHOL!
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WANTED BASS PLAYER 205-841-3090

LOOKING FOR GIBSON F-STYLE MANDOLIN

E-MAILCIGARGEORGE@COX.NET OR CALL GEORGE NEWHAM 850-492-6135

 

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OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO THE IBMA, BERTIE SULLIVAN, GCMA, AND ALL BLUEGRASS MUSICIANS AND SUPPORTERS WHO ARE COMING FORWARD TO SUPPORT THIS EVENT FOR UNCLE JOSH.

PLEASE FORWARD THIS INFO TO ALL OF YOUR BLUEGRASS BUDDIES.

 

VISIT THE BRAND NEW

<>  Alabama Opry House   <>

Tarrant AL.

(click here for alabamaopry.com)

Bluegrass Music every weekend !!