GRAND OLE OPRY AND SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TO TEAM WITH WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE AND NEW YORK'S NASH-FM 94.7 FOR FALL MUSIC SERIES IN NEW YORK CITY'S BRYANT PARK
The Grand Ole Opry® and Southwest Airlines® in partnership with Warner Music Nashville are returning to the heart of New York City for two free acoustic performances at the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park. The Circle in the City fall series is set to feature two acts who have become Opry fan favorites, William Michael Morgan on Oct. 3 and RaeLynn on Oct. 4, with both shows including New York’s NASH FM 94.7 for a fourth straight year and beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Morgan and RaeLynn will travel to Manhattan with the Opry’s signature microphone stand and will continue the 90th anniversary year tradition of throwing down a replica of the famed circle of wood from center stage at the Opry House, a la an “Opry Circle Throwdown.” Fans can watch each of the shows live on the Opry’s Facebook page.
NASH-FM 94.7 will host each event and will offer VIP seating to listener winners. Additional seating is open to the public and will be based on a first-come first-served basis. Other guests will be invited to be a part of each performance in the park outside the perimeter of the Southwest Porch. Details will be available via social media and at opry.com.
Morgan will return to Nashville to perform on the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 6 for Opry Country Classics and will celebrate the release of his debut album Vinyl on Friday, Sept. 30. Tickets for are available by visiting opry.com or by calling 615-871-OPRY or 800-SEE-OPRY.
WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN
Breakout country star William Michael Morgan, who NPR Music praised for his “unreserved sentimentality and easeful, fine-tuned singing approach,” will release his debut album Vinyl September 30th on Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville. A “Must-Hear Country Album” according to Rolling Stone, the 11-track work produced by hit-maker Scott Hendricks and Jimmy Ritchey features Morgan’s Top 5 and climbing debut radio hit “I Met A Girl.” Penned by Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Trevor Rosen, it has clocked more than 13 million streams, including 5 million views of its official video, while drawing half a billion in audience since it was introduced. The single also topped SiriusXM’s “The Highway” Top 45 Countdown chart and was touted as a “Country Song of the Summer” by Billboard. Morgan was named an “Artist to Watch” by Pandora Radio, while CMA Close Up declared the 23-year-old Vicksburg, MS native “a leader of a new wave of traditional Country Music singers,” noting “Morgan’s voice is unabashedly old-school velvet.” For more information, please visit William Michael Morgan’s official website and follow @wmmorgan Twitter / Facebook / Instagram
ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee RaeLynn’s current single “Love Triangle” is the first track from her Warner Music Nashville/Warner Bros. Records debut WildHorse, currently available for pre-order and due out December 2. While “Love Triangle” tells her personal story of what it was like growing up in a divorced family, which is echoed by the 1.2 million views of the music video in 6 short weeks, the remainder of the album is a broader look into her life over the past few years since her breakthrough on the NBC hit show, The Voice. Featured as a CMT Next Women of Country, RaeLynn is currently out on the road with label mate, Blake Shelton, as the sole opening act for his 2016 Tour Presented by Gildan running through October. The 2016 Radio Disney Favorite Country Song nominee has enjoyed much success including her Top 10 song “God Made Girls” which has sold more than 850,000 downloads and been streamed more than 75 million times and was the highest charting debut single by a solo female in 2014. The music video has accumulated more than 23 million views and earned her a pair of CMT Music Award nominations for Female Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year.For more information, please visit RaeLynn’s official website and follow her @raelynnofficial on Twitter / Facebook / Instagram