Playing The Opry Is A Dream Gig

Little Jimmy Dickens welcomes Eric Lee Beddingfield to the Opry.

Playing The Grand Ole Opry is a dream for many rising artists. In fact, a recent survey of thousands of musicians conducted by Digital Music News and Reverbnation ranked playing the Opry fifth on the Most Desired Venues and Gigs list.

Here’s some of the Nashville acts who recently made that dream a reality.

Top indie artist Katie Armiger made her debut on the famed stage, as did Australian country music trio, The McClymonts.

A few newcomers graced the venerable stage as part of George Jones’ 80th birthday celebration, including Atlanta based band Blackberry Smoke and Eric Lee Beddingfield who performed his song “The Gospel According to Jones.”

This weekend, Warner Bros. Records artist Jason Jones will perform on the Grand Ole Opry for the first time, playing his debut single, “Ferris Wheel.” Jones will join Laura Bell Bundy, Jimmy Dickens, Mike Snider, and others in the line-up for Saturday’s (10/1) show.

 

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