PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Hollo, 2013 Copyright Grand Ole Opry

MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Drake White made his Grand Ole Opry on Friday night. The Hokes Bluff, AL native performed his single “The Simple Life” with the legendary Opry band and an acoustic version of “Always Want What You Can’t Have;” both songs will appear on Drake’s debut album due out early next year.

About his special night, Drake says “I am so incredibly honored and humbled to play a stage in which many of my heroes have graced with their presence. I assure you my family was the loudest in the crowd,” adding “Thank God for this opportunity, God Bless country music and God Bless the legendary Grand Ole Opry.”

Earlier in the week, Drake released a special acoustic performance of his single “The Simple Life,” watch it here.