Rising artist Alana Springsteen rang in her 22nd birthday with two career milestones.
Tuesday night (Oct. 18), she made her Grand Ole Opry debut and announced her recently inked record deal with Columbia Records NY/Sony Music Nashville onstage, with her family amongst the crowd.
“Another reason tonight is so special is that I get to announce that I just signed a record deal with Columbia Records NY/Sony Music Nashville,” she shared from the stage. “I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate my birthday! So many dreams are coming true tonight. My heart is so full.”
Springsteen performed “While You’re At It,” off her recent EP History Of Breaking Up (Part Two). She also took the audience back to her childhood in Virginia Beach with “Hate It When I’m Right,” a song she wrote when she was 12 years old. Springsteen dedicated the latter to her 10-year-old self who sat in the Opry’s pews for the first time and to those in the audience chasing a dream, a full-circle moment for the singer-songwriter.
Backstage, her father surprised her with a hand-painted pair of Dickies–as Springsteen has been known to paint her own pairs–featuring Opry-themed drawings to further celebrate the dream come true.
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