The Grand Ole Opry has revealed its latest lineup of artists for the Opry NextStage program, which spotlights country’s rising talent on the Opry stage and across Opry Entertainment Group platforms.
The Opry NextStage Class of 2023 includes Ashley Cooke, Jackson Dean, Ernest, Chapel Hart, Corey Kent, Kameron Marlowe, Megan Moroney and Ian Munsick.
“Opry NextStage is a testament to the Grand Ole Opry’s longstanding reputation as a trusted curator in country music and its commitment to nurturing and showcasing exceptional new talent, as it has done for almost a century,” says Jordan Pettit, Director of Artist Relations & Programming Strategy for Opry Entertainment Group. “This year’s new artist class, much like previous classes, showcases exceptional creativity across various musical styles, and we are excited to carry on the Opry tradition by introducing this exciting group of rising artists to fans.”
They will be officially introduced with an Opry NextStage Live concert at Lava Cantina in The Colony, Texas on May 10 at 2:30 p.m., preceding the ACM Awards on May 11. Tickets will be available through an exclusive presale this Thursday, April 13 and general public sales will begin this Friday, April 14 at 10 a.m. CT. For more information, click here.
The 2023 NextStage artists will also receive dedicated support all year through featured original content across select Opry Entertainment platforms, including the Opry, WSM Radio and Circle Network as well as through Opry performances.
Since 2019, the NextStage program has introduced new talent to country music fans and featured artists such as Riley Green, Parker McCollum, Tenille Townes, Lainey Wilson, Priscilla Block, Breland, Callista Clark, Travis Denning, Tegan Marie, Niko Moon, Restless Road, Jameson Rodgers, Elvie Shane, Nate Smith, Morgan Wade, Hailey Whitters and Yola.
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