Opry NextStage – Country’s Rising Sound

For over nine decades, 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 in country music.

Opry NextStage presents four diverse artists making incredible music at the forefront of their careers.

Introducing the Opry NextStage Class of 2019

Riley Green

With his mix of outlaw-rebellion and traditional country music, Riley Green has built a loyal fan base from years of touring the Southeast and a hit debut single.

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Tegan Marie

With a larger-than-life voice that catapulted her into the national spotlight, Tegan Marie became the youngest female artist to sign to a major country label in 45 years.

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Tenille Townes

Canadian-born Tenille Townes, a storyteller with a singular voice, is already receiving widespread acclaim for her Living Room Worktapes EP.

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Travis Denning

An accomplished songwriter and Georgia native, Travis Denning has built a solid following from his raucous guitar licks and distinctive songs, including a Top 40 debut on country radio.

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“One of the many special things about Grand Ole Opry shows is that audiences not only get to experience their favorite country music legends and current superstars, but also discover the brightest future stars. Opry NextStage will shine the spotlight on four talented artists at the beginning of their careers who we think will be connecting with audiences for years to come.”

Sally Williams
General Manager, Grand Ole Opry

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