After being in an Atlanta, Georgia hospital for more than six months, Opry legend Johnny Paycheck is ready to be released, hopefully on May 1st, according to his doctors. He also explained to WSM Radio News in Nashville that he didn't know how soon it would be before he could perform again. "I'd like to thank my Grand Ole Opry family, who stuck by me through all this," Pacheck explained. "All my friends, I want to thank them, too. And I especially want to thank my wife Sharon."