The Grand Ole Opry is releasing the second in a series of projects spotlighting new country music artists who will visit the show during its 90th anniversary year and propel the show toward the century mark. OPRY 9.0, Vol II: Discoveries From The Circle will be released on March 8 and is set to include memorable live Opry performances from next generation artists Chris Janson, Lindsay Ell, and Mo Pitney.
Each of the artists to be featured on the 9.0 series will make numerous Opry appearances throughout the year and will be scheduled for Opry Shop in-store appearances in support of the project. Janson and Ell are scheduled to perform songs from the EP on the Opry on release day, March 8. The pair will also sign copies of the EP in The Opry Shop following that night’s show. Pitney and Ell will perform and appear at an in-store signing on March 25.
“As the Opry continues to celebrate nine decades of great country music, we are also focused on the new artists who are shaping the genre’s future,” said Steve Buchanan, Opry Entertainment President and co-executive producer. “Each of the three artists featured in this volume of Opry 9.0 has a unique style that has stood out to fans in the crowd and has made fellow artists at the Opry take note.”
The 9.0 audio project will be supplemented with other artist discovery content on opry.com, throughout the Opry’s social media platforms, at live Opry performances, and with the Opry’s country radio partners.
OPRY 9.0, VOL II: Discoveries From The Circle:
1. Chris Janson, “Buy Me a Boat”
2. Chris Janson, “Holdin’ Her”
3. Lindsay Ell, “All Alright”
4. Lindsay Ell, “Criminal”
5. Mo Pitney, “Clean Up On Aisle Five”
6. Mo Pitney, “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”
OPRY 9.0, Vol II: Discoveries From The Circle, will be available at the Opry’s four Nashville retail stores as well at Opry.com and all major digital retailers and streaming services. The album was executive produced by Buchanan and Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher.