Janelle Arthur’s Grand Ole Opry Debut

American Idol‘s Janelle Arthur made her Grand Ole Opry debut on June 19th.

Season 12’s southern belle, who covered many country artists on the show (such as Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, and Idol  judge, Keith Urban), opened her center stage moment with a stunning rendition of Hank Williams’, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry“. During her set, she also sang a original song, “Young and Reckless”, and a hymn, “Our God, He Is Alive”.

On Idol, Janelle won hearts over with her sweet charisma and classic country voice, and there’s no doubt that she will continue to do so in the world of country music.

See Janelle and the American Idol Top 11 on their summer tour! View the list of dates on AmericanIdol.com

Kree Harrison’s Grand Ole Opry Debut

Ask any Country musician what their ultimate goal is, and they’ll say that the grandest achievement out there is to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.

On June 4th, American Idol Season 12 runner-up Kree Harrison saw her lifelong dream come true when she made her debut on the show that made Country music famous.

Keith Urban, who championed Kree on Idol this past season as a judge, introduced her by bestowing tremendous praise for her pure voice and warm spirit. Overwhelmingly speechless and incredibly gracious for the opportunity, Kree treated the Opry audience and listeners to three performances – her first single, “All Cried Out”, a hymn (in honour of her late father), “In The Garden”, and Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through The Night” (accompanied on guitar by Keith Urban).

It was a true full circle for the rising Country artist, who had been envisioning this moment since she was a 10-year old singing prodigy on The Rosie O’Donnell Show. Also worthy of mention, on that same week, Kree joined one of her biggest inspirations, Wynonna, on stage at 3rd & Lindsley, for performances of “Love is Alive” and “Grandpa“.

Catch Kree and the American Idol Top 11 on their summer tour this July and August! See the list of dates on AmericanIdol.com

Album Review: Kacey Musgraves’ “Same Trailer, Different Park”

Kacey Musgraves has been generating a ton of buzz in the world of country music with her debut album, Same Trailer, Different Park.

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