If there’s any band that is well past due for finally getting theirs, it’s Mike and the Moonpies. And even though we’re well past the era that making your debut on the Grand Ole Opry would guarantee you a powder blue Cadillac and a guitar-shaped swimming pool, it’s still no less of an honor, and one Mike and the boys will be officially enjoying on September 6th.
“It’s a dream come true to share the news with y’all,” they say. “Somebody pinch us!”
Mike and the Moonpies are just the latest in a long string of deserving artists who in previous eras could only dream of such an opportunity, but under the management of Dan Rogers are getting the Opry invitation. A Saving Country Music Album of the Year winner (2019’s Cheap Silver & Solid Country Gold) and Single of the Year winner (2021’s “Hour on the Hour”), and regularly a top live act in all of country music, it’s about time Mike and the Moonpies started receiving some of these major accolades and opportunities.
The band released their latest album One to Grow On in 2021 to high acclaim, including the rare 10/10 rating here at Saving Country Music. With a mix of quality songwriting and high caliber instrumentation, MIke and the Moonpies are the true embodiment of the authentic Austin, TX honky tonk band that so many others try to mimic.
Along with the Opry debut, Mike and the Moonpies will be hitting the road hard and heavy this summer, especially out West where they don’t always tour, so take advantage of the opportunity when you can, including appearances at Gordy’s HWY 30 Music Festival in Idaho on June 23rd, the Jackalope Jamboree in Pendleton, OR on June 25th, and Pickathon just outside of Portland on August 4th.
See full tour dates below.
09 Jun – Midland with Mike and the Moonpies – Oklahoma City, OK
18 Jun – Smokin on the Plaza – Lovington, NM
30 Jul – Delfino FarmsCamino, CA