Talent Named for Opry Plaza Parties

Texas songwriting legend Billy Joe Shaver on June 8 will kick off this summer’s weekend Opry Plaza Parties, a series of free shows staged in front of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House. Matt King will perform on June 9. BR549, The Derailers, Danni Leigh, Hot Club of Cowtown, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Elizabeth Cook, Jim Lauderdale, Blue Highway, Rosie Flores, Dale Watson, Don Walser and the Old Crow Medicine Show also are slated to perform before the outdoor bashes wrap up Aug. 11. The Opry started the series last summer. 06/01/01