Up-and-coming country duo Haley & Michaels experienced a night they will never forget as they stepped inside the sacred circle to make their Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday, Oct. 24 performing “The Price I Pay,” the first song they ever penned together, as well as their current single, “Giving It All (To You).”
The duo, comprised of Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels, have had a whirlwind year. In May, the duo married in Northern California, after releasing their vow-inspired single “Giving It All (To You)” to SiriusXM due to fan demand. Haley & Michaels returned to their wedding venue, Mountain Winery, with award-winning director Shane Drake later this summer to film the music video for the single. Check out the behind-the-scenes video here.
The single, which reached No. 11 on SiriusXM “The Highway”’s Hot 45 Countdown reached fans far and wide, including NBC’s Today show co-host Hoda Kotb. After playing the song during her iHodaplaylist segment, Kotb invited the duo to perform the song on TODAY on Friday, Sept. 11.
“Playing on the Today show was one of the most thrilling experiences of our lives. We have such huge respect for Hoda and her passion for new music. Getting to meet her was a dream come true and we were so honored to be invited to perform,” said the duo. “It was one of those pinch yourself moments that we will never forget.”
Haley & Michaels grew up in Northern California just three miles apart, but didn’t meet until their guitarist introduced them in Nashville several years ago. They had immediate chemistry and have been writing and recording together ever since; they were married in May. The duo has experienced great success on SiriusXM’s “The Highway” and has sold more than 120,00 units independently.