Shell-less Carson Will Play Opry

Jeff Carson sheds his molded turtle shell cast and returns to the Grand Ole Opry Friday (April 19) for the first time since suffering a crushed vertebra Feb. 7 in a sledding accident. “Man, it’s a freeing feeling to be out of that thing,” he says in a news release. Carson also will perform Saturday night (April 20) during CMT’s Grand Ole Opry Live (8 p.m. ET/PT). He’ll sing “Real Life” and “Until We Fall Back in Love Again.” 04/18/02