NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 4, 2019) - Round Here Records/Interscope artist Dylan Schneider made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday (11/2), performing tracks “Hometown Heartless” and “How To Country” from his latest EP Whole Town Talk, which released in August. The evening was made even more special for the rising singer/songwriter, as it took place at the Opry’s original home - Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
“I’ve passed the Ryman Auditorium a million times in the past few years, and I always told myself I wouldn’t set foot in the building until I was there to play that stage. So for my Opry debut to be in its original Ryman home was an incredible honor and one I’ll never forget,” said Schneider.
Schneider recently wrapped a 16-city opening spot for multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country tour, which included stops in Cleveland, Tampa, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Denver, Phoenix, San Diego and Irvine, among others.
The 20-year-old artist’s most recent EP release, Whole Town Talk, was produced by Mark Holman (writer, Florida Georgia Line’s “Simple”) at Rygo Studios in Nashville, TN. The four-song project was released in a partnership between Schneider’s label home and Round Here Records - the new label founded by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley. Backing musicians on the EP include Dave Cohen (keyboards), Tony Lucido (bass), Ilya Toshinsky (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin) and Derek Wells (electric guitar).
Additional photos from Dylan Schneider’s Grand Ole Opry debut can be found HERE (photos by Erika Rock).
About Dylan Schnieder
Hailed as "Country Music's Next Rising Star" by Billboard, and an "artist to watch" by Sounds Like Nashville, Taste of Country and The Boot, Schneider self-released his first three EPs. Spotlight’s On You, his 2017 EP, took the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Country Album Charts and marked his second top 20 entry on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. Schneider made his major label debut with the single “No Problem,” which has amassed more than 16.8 million streams. His headline shows have sold out across the U.S. and U.K. and he has toured as direct support for Chris Lane and Granger Smith. Equally as impressive is his ability and willingness to connect with fans on a personal level. “I used to freak out if an artist would respond or interact with me. It’s incredibly important to me that I do the same.” That love for his fans has helped grow Schneider's collective social following to over 1 million and his stream count to well over 100 million streams.
Dylan Schneider "Whole Town Talk" EP