Country singing sensation Brett Kissel has been invited to perform on “The Show That Made Country Music Famous” – the Grand Ole Opry – Saturday, August 29th, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The good news just keeps coming for the Flat Lake, Alberta native, who will grace the stage for the very first time this summer – a stage that’s launched the careers of Johnny Cash, George Jones, Garth Brooks, and Brad Paisley to name a few. Since its original broadcast on the famous WSM radio station 90 years ago, the Grand Ole Opry has been a coveted venue for all country singers around the world since 1925.
Kissel, who was the country music story of 2014, that saw him hoist a Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and two Canadian Country Music Awards, is already building an impressive list of accomplishments this year, likely none bigger than the opportunity to perform on the Opry.
“It’s a dream come true,” said the country singer, “It doesn’t even seem real! Performing at the Opry may very well be the biggest highlight of my entire career.”
But reality will set in once Kissel steps onto the famous stage this August, a spot where few Canadians have stood before. In fact only two Canadians (Hank Snow and Terri Clark) are members of the Grand Ole Opry, something Kissel says is an honor he’d like to have one day.
“Without a doubt becoming a member of the Opry would be an even bigger privilege, but I will just take things on step at a time, and focus my energy on putting on the best performance I can when I play at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville,” explained Kissel.
After receiving his first guitar at the age of seven, the Alberta ranch kid took to country music immediately, learning songs from the Grand Ole Opry stars of yesterday. Kissel’s first album, “Keepin’ It Country”, which he released locally as a twelve year old, had 12 songs, all of which were originally performed by past Opry performers. Now, as he prepares for his 25th birthday next month, Kissel is completing an evolutionary circle, one that Kissel’s co-manager Bob Doyle says “only proves just how deeply rooted he (Kissel) is in country music.”
Doyle, who also manages Garth Brooks signed Kissel two years ago, after only a brief meeting in Nashville in 2012.
“After meeting Brett in my office on Music Row I knew he was a very special talent, both as a song writer and a performer,” said Doyle.
Major Bob Music, Bob Doyle’s publishing and management company, has been working with Brett since late 2012, and has been working to promote Kissel in the United States.
“His performance on the Opry is not only a big moment for him, but will be a great opportunity for Americans to discover what Canadians already know,” commented Doyle.
For fans who want to experience what Kissel calls “a one of a kind weekend in Nashville”, Kissel is offering a trip through Around The World Travel that includes VIP tickets to the Grand Ole Opry to catch his debut performance, a tour of Nashville hotspots, hotels, airfare, and even a special concert at a secret venue in Music City, on the Sunday. To book your concert adventure, call Karen Maluta @ 1-800-922-7221 or view the brochure to learn more.