Zach Bryan to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

In the latest sign that viral songwriting sensation turned singer/songwriting powerhouse Zach Bryan has reached the next level, he’s been tapped for one of the highest distinctions any up-and-coming artist in country music can be bestowed with—permission to stand inside the hallowed circle of wood on the Grand Ole Opry stage and sing.

Zach Bryan will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on the Saturday night Opry on April 10th. The 24-year-old full-time Navy enlistee who is originally from Oklahoma and is currently stationed in Washington State shocked many when he released a super stripped-down and simple album dedicated to his deceased mother DeAnn, and it went viral solely off the sincerity of the sentiments and songwriting. Since then he’s released multiple other projects that have also been well-received.

Due to his commitments to the Navy, Zach Bryan does not have the opportunities for touring as others do. But flying into Nashville to take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry is too sweet of an opportunity to pass up, and even the Navy can make an exception for such an honor. Also appearing on the night are Darrin & Brooke Aldridge, Carly Pearce, Runaway June, Matthew West, and Jordan Davis. The Opry recently expanded its lineups after cutting back to a single hour during the pandemic.

Zach Bryan recently deleted his social media pages, causing some fans to panic and wonder if he was quitting music. But as his manager told Saving Country Music in late February, “Zach is writing an album so he’s focusing on that and stepping back from the public eye for a bit, nothing crazy.”

Zach recently released a couple of recordings he did with producer Dave Cobb called The Studio ‘A’ Recordings, and then released a video for a new song called “Sunday Afternoon” on March 8th (see below).

Zach Bryan’s debut performance will be able to be seen on The Circle Network, or heard on WSM, or can be streamed via The Circle Network, including via the player below. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. Central.

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