Kalie Shorr will make her Opry debut on Saturday (March 31). The singer-songwriter learned the exciting news last month and shared a tearful video reveal with her mom.
“Mom, what are you doing March 31?” she asks in a minute-long clip shared on Twitter. She can barely choke the words out before she tears up, and Mom can be heard getting emotional, too.
MOM I’M MAKING MY OPRY DEBUT! So in love with life. So in love with country music. Can’t wait to stand in the circle for the first time on 3/31! @opry (ps I cried typing this too okay bye) pic.twitter.com/JNKtCGfpSE
— Kalie Shorr (@kalieshorr) February 28, 2018
I’ve covered Shorr several times for Taste of Country, who named the singer a RISER artist in 2017. Shorr has been an outspoken champion for female country artists who are coming up with her. She recently teamed up with more than 20 female singers to release “Time’s Up,” a song and video track she co-wrote which addresses the mistreatment of women in society.
Additionally, Shorr is an original member of Song Suffragettes, a weekly all-female singer-songwriter round at the Listening Room in Nashville. There couldn’t be a better female artist selected to perform on the Opry stage on the final day of Women’s History Month. Listen to two of my favorite songs from Shorr in the videos below.