NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Opry Entertainment Group today announced its first-ever Opry NextStage Live In Concert, a Grand Ole Opry-style show that will showcase some of country music’s top rising stars who have been a part of the Opry NextStage artist development program. ACM Award winner and 2019 NextStage artist Tenille Townes will host the event.
The lineup includes 2021 NextStage artists Parker McCollum, Niko Moon, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson and November’s featured artist Priscilla Block with special performances by NextStage alumni Travis Denning and host Tenille Townes. NextStage Live In Concert takes place on Nov. 21 at the Grand Ole Opry House. Tickets start at $29 and are available for purchase now at Opry.com.
“It is an honor to be a part of the Opry NextStage family, and I’m so excited for the opportunity to host and play at this event!” Townes said. “Feeling the support and belief from the Grand Ole Opry in the beginning of going after this dream is a pretty incredible thing. Stepping into that circle to play, you can’t help but feel inspired by all the footsteps who have come before and feeling the continuation of that legacy with everybody playing this show is a really cool thing to be a part of.”
Throughout the year, Opry Entertainment works closely with Opry NextStage artists by investing in career development and providing opportunities for live performances, strategic marketing support and short-form documentary-style storytelling created by Opry Entertainment’s award-winning content team.
“We’ve been able to showcase incredible talent through Opry NextStage so far this year,” shared Opry’s Director of Artist Relations & Programming Strategy, Jordan Pettit. “Opry NextStage was created with the goal to invest in the next generation of Opry performers by sharing their music, stories and personalities with fans across our family of brands. We look forward to welcoming many of them back to the Opry stage to celebrate another successful year.”
Opry NextStage launched in 2019 with Riley Green and Tegan Marie as part of its inaugural class in addition to Denning and Townes. The 2021 NextStage class also features GRAMMY-nominated musical powerhouse Yola who was the featured artist in October. The final member of the 2021 class will be revealed during Opry NextStage Live In Concert.
For more information on Opry NextStage, visit opry.com/nextstage.
About Opry NextStage:
For nearly a century, the Grand Ole Opry has created opportunities for artists throughout the country music spectrum to make strong connections with fans and fellow artists – on its stages and across its channels – from terrestrial radio to network television to the digital universe. Audiences throughout the world look to the Opry to showcase the very best of country music’s new stars, superstars and legends. Opry NextStage presents rising artists making incredible music at the forefront of their careers through the Opry’s marketing platforms. Opry Entertainment partners with Opry NextStage artists to tell their stories and expand their audiences. Opry Entertainment is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), a Nashville-based REIT that owns and operates the Grand Ole Opry, Ole Red, Ryman Auditorium and 650 AM WSM.
About Opry Entertainment Group:
Rooted in the unparalleled country music history of the Grand Ole Opry, Opry Entertainment Group produces multi-platform entertainment experiences through its growing portfolio of entertainment venues and restaurants, including the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, the iconic Ryman Auditorium, WSM Radio, and our newest brand in partnership with Blake Shelton, Ole Red. Through concerts, tours, restaurants, retail, publishing, digital content, and more, Opry Entertainment Group connects millions of music fans to the artists they love through experiences they’ll never forget. Opry Entertainment Group is a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP).