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Jaelee Roberts To Make Solo Opry Debut In September

September 1, 2023 6:19 pm GMT
Last Edited December 19, 2023 7:56 pm GMT

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Jaelee Roberts, best known for her role in the Grammy nominated all-female bluegrass band, Sister Sadie, will make her debut solo appearance on the Grand Ole Opry stage on September 19th.

Roberts, who has performed on the Opry multiple times, has never performed in support of her solo project.

The invitation was recently extended when Roberts spent some time with Dan Rogers, Vice President/Executive Producer, and Gina Keltner, Director of Talent Logistics and Scheduling at the recent funeral of bluegrass legend Bobby Osborne.

“I had good intentions of reaching out sooner to invite Jaelee to make her Opry debut, so when I saw her at Bobby Osborne’s funeral, it occurred to me that this might be an unusual yet perfect time to extend that special ask and shine some happiness on a solemn day,” says Keltner. “It was a chance to demonstrate that even though we were all reeling from the loss of both Bobby Osborne and Jesse McReynolds that week, bluegrass music was in good hands and would carry on with talented artists such as Jaelee.”

Roberts began coming to the Opry when she was just four years old, joining her father Danny Roberts, founding member of The Grascals, backstage when he was there to perform.

“Playing the Grand Ole Opry has been a dream of mine literally as long as I can remember! I’ve been blessed to grow up backstage at the Opry watching my dad play on that iconic stage and seeing my mom handle the business side of the music, but to be invited to debut myself is an incredible feeling. Every country and bluegrass artist - really any genre of music - dreams about walking on that stage and stepping into that circle."

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