Gabe Lee will step into the Opry's coveted circle on July 16.
The up-and-coming country artist will take the iconic stage for the time this summer, with the singer-songwriter's debut Grand Ole Opry performance due to come just a couple of days after the release of his eagerly anticipated new album, Drink the River.
Speaking ahead of the Opry announcement, Lee underlined his excitement at the prospect of performing at the hallowed Nashville venue, “Undoubtedly, growing up in Nashville, the Opry has forever been a stronghold of timeless country music tradition”.
The country prodigy went on to stress that this has been something he's been aspiring towards for a number of years now, “But even beyond the borders of music city, the Opry is the beacon of a dream, and apart from being a representation of any success or fame, it is more importantly a symbol of inclusion in the country music genre. We are incredibly honoured to be included in the lineup this July, and I mean to do my hometown of Nashville proud”.
The packed-out Opry crowd will hope to be serenaded with a couple of fan-favourites from across Gabe Lee's eclectic discography, including the recently released ‘Drink the River’, which will appear on his upcoming album of the same name.
Drink the River will be released on July 14th, and will also feature tracks such as ‘Even Jesus Got The Blues’, ‘Property Line’ and a revamped version of ‘Eveline’, which originally appeared on Gabe Lee's 2019 debut project, farmland.
The art of storytelling has always been at the heart of Lee's music, and he'll no doubt showcase his lyrical dexterity and the intricacy of his narratives when he strides deservingly onto the Opry stage in July.
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