Next Stage

Country’s rising sound

Country Music discovery has been part of the Opry for over 95 years, launching the careers of generations of superstars including Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, and more.

Hearing that first sound that makes you eager to hear more, or the strum of a chord that you can’t get out of your head, the Opry stage connects you to the best artists across the country music spectrum from the audience, to broadcast radio and television to the digital universe on livestream and socials.

the Class of 2021

Opry NextStage spotlights the most exceptional talent on the forefront of their careers. Explore our class of 2021 talent, their stories and their music as we unveil a new artist every month.

Hailey Whitters

Hailey creates music on her terms and brings her uniquely modern sound with a nod to the classics after spending more than 10 years in Nashville finding her place in country music.