Country songstress Kalie Shorr will step into the hallowed circle at the Grand Ole Opry for the very first time onSaturday, March 31. Her debut comes as a crowning moment after years of hard work racking up numerous accolades including being a Sirius XM “Highway Find,” joining the CMT Next Women of Country Class of 2018, going on tour with RaeLynn and Sara Evans, releasing her recent acclaimed EP Awake and more.
Shorr, who was recently featured in Huffington Post's 17 Country Songs With Feminist Messages, broke the news to her mom over the phone while on the road between shows. You can watch the touching exchange between the two HERE.
“The Opry has been a goal of mine for the longest time so it’s such a pinnacle moment for me,” Kalie said. “I played a show with Linda Davis a few weeks ago and she gave me some advice and told me, ‘Don’t be afraid to be quiet and soak it in. Really feel what’s happening and remember it.’ I plan to do exactly that and I can’t wait to stand in the circle and celebrate country music.” Shorr will join a cast of country legends the evening of her Opry debut including Jeannie Seely, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood and Marty Stuart. Tickets for Kalie’s debut can be purchased here. CMT Next Women of Country Presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour Dates: March 16 - Prior Lake, Minn. - Mystic Lake Casino (Mystic Showroom) March 17 - Waukegan, Ill. - Genesee Theatre April 6 - Lake Charles, La. - Golden Nugget April 7 - Mobile, Ala. - Saenger Theatre April 26 - Uncasville, Conn. - Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den) April 27 - Stamford, Conn. - The Palace Theater-Upstage April 28 - New York, N.Y. - Opry City Stage
About Kalie Shorr
Kalie Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl”. The Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM Highway Find and was praised by Spotify, CMT, Radio Disney Country, Taste of Country, and even Billboard magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to rave reviews and was named “New Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue, and one of “2017’s Hottest Artists Under 25” by Taste of Country. Her newly released single “Two Hands” has already been added to Sirius XM and TuneIn with prominent placement on Apple Music’s Breaking Country and Cool Country playlists, and Kalie is the only independent artist in Power Rotation on Radio Disney Country. Her new EP, Awake, was released January 26, 2018, and Kalie was recently inducted into CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2018. She is currently the opening act on the CMT Next Women of Country Presents Sara Evans All The Love Tour. Playing over 100 shows a year, Kalie’s message of female- empowerment has led to her being called the “next ‘Women of Country’ generation” [CMChat] and a “modern country woman [who will] continue to inspire in 2018” [TasteofCountry.com]. You can find her music on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music. As tour dates continue to be announced you can stay current with Kalie on Instagram,Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to follow her on Youtube and visitwww.kalieshorr.com.