Congrats to Erin Kinsey as she made her debut at the Grand Old Opry this past Saturday night.
For any artist, appearing on the Opry stage for the very first time is a big deal.
After her performance Saturday night Erin said, “I don’t really have the words for this, and don’t know if I ever will. But thank you so much to the Grand Ole Opry for giving me a chance to share my music and my story on the biggest stage in country music. The weight of that circle and the legends that have performed in it, is so real and I feel so honored to have been able to feel it. Can’t wait to show y’all all of the behind the scenes, but for now I’m still taking it alllll in.”
Erin added, “Thank you to everyone who spent their Saturday night freaking out with me… it meant the world.”
Erin continued on the Opry means to her, “What does a Grand Ole Opry debut means to me? Honestly – it means everything. The first time I came to Nashville at 11 years old, right after I started chasing this dream, I sat in those pews and just hoped one day it would be me in that circle playing my songs. In 2020, I had the absolute honor of singing beside Rita Wilson while she sang a song I wrote for breast cancer awareness. Even though that was a dream come true in so many ways, there was a part of me that was worried it was the closest I’d ever get. But little did I know, a year (to the day) after I released my first song to streaming platforms, I’d be stepping on the most historic, important, and respected stage in country music. It means everything. “
Erin Kinsey recently released her debut EP, 40 East.
From that collection of music, Erin Kinsey’s current single at country radio is “Just Drive.”
Photo Credit: Chris Hollo/Grand Ole Opry