Capitol Records Nashville’s Adam Hambrick celebrated his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry Saturday evening. Introduced by long-standing Opry member, Jeannie Seely, Adam performed his debut single “Rockin’ All Night Long” and showcased his vocal ability singing his powerful song “Broken Ladder.” Playing the historic venue marked a special milestone moment for the singer-songwriter. “In a lot of ways, The Opry is the heart of country music. It’s where it was born, and it’s the common thread that winds through its history. To me, playing that stage is getting to be a part of a tradition that has shaped my love for music and storytelling,” states Adam.
Photo ID (L-R): Jeannie Seely, Adam Hambrick, Ricky Skaggs
Photo Credit: Chris Hollo
The night was especially meaningful to Adam as he stepped into the circle for the first time and spoke about the recent passing of his grandfather, who he had always hoped would see him play the Opry stage. The guitar Adam played for his debut was the one his grandfather gave him, as a moving tribute to the man who inspired his love of country music.
Earlier this year, Adam performed at the famed C2C Fest in the UK as well as Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California and just wrapped up a string of west coast dates opening for Brett Young. Adam recently released the “catchy summer anthem” (Billboard) “All You, All Night, All Summer,” listen HERE. Additionally, he wrote and recorded the heartfelt “Looking Out For Me” which is featured on the Breakthrough film soundtrack. Adam’s debut single “Rockin’ All Night Long” is currently climbing the charts at country radio.
To learn more about Adam and his music, check out his official website HERE.
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“Since moving to Nashville, I’ve taken just kind of a great interest in the history of country music and where country music comes from, why it is the way it is right now and maybe where it’s going. The Grand Ole Opry is the constant thread. I mean it’s the launch pad for country music as a genre, it’s a launch pad for artists throughout the years. It’s a really big honor to step on that stage and feel that kinship with so many artists and so many people who have come before, people who have sweat and bled to make it to that stage. The Grand Ole Opry is special because my Papaw, he was such a bluegrass fan – Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs – he loved bluegrass music and he made me love it. I knew at some point I’d be making a Grand Ole Opry debut, and we’d talk on the phone, and I’d always tell him, ‘Papaw, now whenever we make our Grand Ole Opry debut, you’ve got to come.’ He’d always say, ‘I’ll be there. I’ll be there.’ Which is funny, because Papaw does not leave the farm, did not leave the farm, right? Like he stayed in Arkansas and didn’t go anywhere. He knew about it. He knew when the date was, and he was planning on coming.”