"Grand Ole Opry" Appearances

by G.E. Hewitt and Ron McBride

Page generated on Thu, Jun 1, 2017



Here is a list of Patsy's Opry appearances. Some are from the stage of the Ryman Auditorium and others were transcribed at WSM for radio broadcast.

July 2, 1955: introduced on the Opry by Ernest Tubb and sang "A Church, A Courtroom, And Then Goodbye". After the Opry, she performed on Ernest Tubb's Midnight Jamboree later that evening.
January 7, 1956: performed on the nationally telecast Grand Ole Opry.
June 16, 1956: performed on Opry and sang "A Church, A Courtroom, And Then Goodbye" and "I've Loved And Lost Again".
July 14, 1956: performed on Prince Albert Tobacco Opry; sang "I've Loved And Lost Again".
October 20, 1956: performed on Pet Milk Opry.
February 13-14, 1957: filmed Opry TV show
February 16, 1957: sang "Walkin' After Midnight".
December 14, 1957: sang "Walkin' After Midnight" and "I Don't Wanta".
May 3, 1958: performed at the Opry.
January 9, 1959: appeared on the Friday Night Frolics
January 10, 1959: performed at the Opry.
March 1959: guest starred on the Opry twice.
July 4, 1959: performed at the Opry.
January 2, 1960: sang "If I Could See The World" and "Walkin' After Midnight" during the 9:30 PM Stephens segment, and "Oh Lonesome Me" during the 11:45 PM Wall-Rite segment. (From Byron Fay’s Archives/Blog)
January 9, 1960: joined the cast of the Grand Ole Opry simply by "asking" to be a member. Patsy is the only performer in the history of Country Music and the Grand Ole Opry to have been granted membership by request.
April 2, 1960: sang "Lovesick Blues" and "How Can I Face Tomorrow".
April 29, 1960: Friday Night Frolics Opry was broadcast. Patsy recorded "Lovesick Blues" and "How Can I Face Tomorrow".
May 21, 1960: performed "How Can I Face Tomorrow" and "Loose Talk".
June 11, 1960: performed on Opry.
August 6, 1960: performed on Opry.
August 12, 1960: performed on Friday Night Frolics. Patsy sang "Crazy Dreams" and "Loose Talk".
September 3, 1960: sang "There He Goes" and "Crazy Dreams" for the Prince Albert show.
September 10, 1960: performed on Prince Albert Opry.
October 14, 1960: Friday Night Frolics Opry was broadcast. Patsy recorded "There He Goes" and "Crazy Dreams".
November 5, 1960: performed on the 9-9:30 Jefferson Island Salt segment and sang "Walking After Midnight".
November 19, 1960: performed on Prince Albert Opry.
December 24, 1960: sang during the 7:30 PM Pet Milk segment ("Loose Talk") and 10:45 PM De Con segment ("Crazy Dreams").
December 31, 1960: performed on the 7:30-8 Pet Milk segment, sang "Nobody But You" and "Loose Talk". On the 10:15-10:30 Frosty Morn segment, sang "Walking After Midnight".
January 14, 1961: performed on the 8-8:30 Martha White segment and sang "Crazy Dreams".
January 21, 1961: performed on the 8-8:30 Martha White segment and sang "Lovin' In Vain".
February 11, 1961: performed on the 8-8:30 Martha White segment and sang "Lovin' In Vain".
February 25, 1961: performed on the 8-8:30 Martha White segment and sang "Lovin' In Vain".
March 4, 1961: performed "I Fall To Pieces" and "Lovin' In Vain" at the Opry.
March 11, 1961: performed on the 9:30-10 Stephens segment and sang "I Fall To Pieces". On the 11:30-12 National Life segment, sang "Lovin' In Vain".
March 25, 1961: performed on the 7:30-8 Pet Milk segment and sang "I Fall To Pieces". On the 10-10:30 National Life segment, sang "Lovin' In Vain".
April 1, 1961: performed on Opry and met Dottie West for the first time.
April 8, 1961: performed on the 7:30-8 Pet Milk segment and sang "I Fall To Pieces". On the 10-10:30 National Life segment, sang "Lovin' In Vain".
April 14, 1961: broadcast of Friday Night Frolics. Patsy performed "Lovin' in Vain" and "I Fall To Pieces".
May 10, 1961: at WSM Studio C to record an appearance on Friday Night Frolics for later broadcast. Patsy sang "Lovin' in Vain" and "I Fall To Pieces".
May 13, 1961: performed on Prince Albert Opry
May 27, 1961: performed on the 9-9:30 Jefferson Island Salt segment and sang "I Fall To Pieces". On the 11-11:30 Coca Cola segment, sang "Lovin' In Vain".
July 7, 1961: Friday Night Frolics broadcast of "I Fall To Pieces" and "Lovin' in Vain".
July 22, 1961: appeared on the Opry stage in a wheelchair and told fans she would return to performing soon, after thanking everybody for their cards, letters and well-wishes.
August 19, 1961: performed on the 9-9:30 Jefferson Island Salt segment and sang "I Fall To Pieces" and "Lovin In Vain". On the 11-11:30 Coca Cola segment, sang "Nobody But You".
September 9, 1961: performed on the 9-9:30 Jefferson Island Salt segment; no songs specified on the program. Also performed on the 10:30-10:45 Rose Dog Food segment; no songs specified on the program.
September 16, 1961: performed on the 8-8:30 Martha White segment and sang "I Fall To Pieces". On the 10:45-11 segment, sang "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home".
October 14, 1961: debuted "Crazy" at the Opry and received three standing ovations.
November 4, 1961: performed on the 8-8:30 Martha White segment and sang "I Fall To Pieces". On the 10:30-10:45 Jasper Engine & Transmission Co. segment, sang "Crazy".
November 10, 1961: sang "Crazy" and "I Fall To Pieces" on Friday Night Frolics. Willis Brothers host.
December 2, 1961: performed on the 9:30-10 Stephens segment and sang "I Fall To Pieces". On the 11-11:30 Coca Cola segment, sang "Crazy".
December 16, 1961: performed on the 9:30-10 Stephens segment and sang "Crazy". On the 11-11:30 Coca Cola segment, sang "I Fall To Pieces".
January 13, 1962: performed "She's Got You". Jim Reeves was host and the sponsor was Faultless Starch.
January 18, 1962: Friday Night Frolics Opry broadcast. Willis Brothers host.
February 7, 1962: appeared on the Pet Milk Opry TV broadcast.
February 17, 1962: performed on Prince Albert Opry.
March 23, 1962: Friday Night Frolics Opry broadcast. Patsy recorded "She's Got You" and "Crazy".
April 16, 1962: appeared on the Pet Milk Opry TV broadcast.
May 12, 1962: performed "Imagine That" twice on the Opry (8:30-9 PM & 10:45-11 PM segments)
August 7, 1962: appeared on the Pet Milk Opry TV broadcast, and recorded a Friday Night Frolics show for later broadcast.
September 25, 1962: appeared on the Pet Milk Opry TV broadcast.
November 10, 1962: appeared on the Opry.
January 12, 1963: performed on the 8:30-9 Stephens segment and sang "She's Got You". On the 10:30-10:45 Harvey's segment, sang "Leavin' On Your Mind".
January 19, 1963: performed on the 8:30-9 Stephens segment and sang "I Fall To Pieces". On the 10:30-10:45 Harvey's segment, sang "Leavin' On Your Mind".
February 9, 1963: performed on the 7:30-8 Sustaining segment and sang "Blue Moon of Kentucky". On the 10-10:15 Strietmann segment, sang "Leavin' On Your Mind".
February 18, 1963: appeared on the Pet Milk Opry TV broadcast.
February 23, 1963: sang "Leavin' On Your Mind" during the 8:00 PM Martha White segment and "Bill Bailey" during the 10:30 PM Harvey's segment. (From Byron Fay's Archives/Blog).