The Grand Ole Opry brings country music legends like Bill Anderson and Jimmy Dickens, today’s superstars like Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, and up-and-coming artists together on one stage creating unforgettable shows every week. Into The Circle introduces the newest Opry performers as they make their Grand Ole Opry debut and step into the circle for the first time.
The Dirt Drifters
This five-piece Nashville band call themselves The Dirt Drifters – and standing in the circle on the Opry stage for the first time on March 24th may have been the perfect place for the band. People have said you can still see the mud from the boots of past country music legends on that six-foot circle of wood, and perhaps The Dirt Drifters left a bit behind themselves.
The group recently released their new single, “There She Goes,” from their debut album This Is My Blood. They’ve been featured by iTunes as an “Artist to Watch” and the album was also named among the best of 2011 by Rhapsody, AllMusic, and more.
They met right here in Nashville, and although the band comes from four states and five very different backgrounds, they all have one prominent thing in common: they have a hunger to make music that matters.
The group embraces country, rock, funk, and R&B to bear on a gritty, lyrical roadhouse country that offers something substantial to the heart, the mind, and the dance floor.
“Everything on the record is our life,” says Matt Fleener, the group’s lead singer and guitarist. “Not only are we playing all the music on the album and writing the songs, we’ve lived them.”
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— The Dirt Drifters (@thedirtdrifters) March 25, 2012
This group is one to watch. We’ll see you boys back on the stage!
Keith & Kristyn Getty
This husband-and-wife duo have been at the forefront of the modern hymn movement over the past decade demonstrating the ability to successfully bridge the gap between traditional and contemporary.
And that’s just what they did when they took the Opry stage on March 31. They were invited by Opry member Ricky Skaggs, who played mandolin while the Getty’s performed hymns “In Christ Alone” and “When Trials Come.”