Travis Denning is among a handful of new artists who have signed on to Opry NextStage, a yearlong collaboration which includes live performances, strategic marketing support and short-form documentaries.
— Travis Denning (@Travis_Denning) November 27, 2018
The primary goal of Opry NextStage is to create a meaningful connection between this group of exciting, talented and diverse young artists – Travis, Riley Green, Tegan Marie and Tenille Townes — and the Opry’s passionate audience. Throughout the year, Opry Entertainment will work closely with artist teams to amplify their initiatives using assets from across the company’s brands, venues and channels.
Each Opry NextStage artist will perform on the Grand Ole Opry at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in December. Tenille Townes will perform both shows at Opry at the Ryman on December 7th. Tegan Marie is scheduled for December 8th. Riley Green will make his Opry debut on December 11th, and Travis, who just made his Grand Ole Opry debut last week, will return to Opry at the Ryman on December 15th. More Opry appearances will be scheduled in 2019. Tenille Townes’ My Opry Debut video is available now HERE on the Opry’s YouTube channel. Additional Opry NextStage artist videos will be produced and released throughout 2019.
Opry NextStage will officially launch with a kickoff party and concert featuring performances by the inaugural class at Ole Red Nashville on January 8th, 2019. Tickets go on sale Thursday (November 29th) at 10am CT. To purchase tickets, go to https://www.opry.com/nextstage.
For over nine decades, the Grand Ole Opry has created opportunities for artists throughout the country music spectrum to make strong connections with fans and fellow artists – on its stages and across its channels – from terrestrial radio to network television to the digital universe. Audiences throughout the world look to the Opry to showcase the very best in country music. Opry NextStage presents four diverse artists making incredible music at the forefront of their careers. Through the Opry’s marketing platforms, Opry Entertainment will partner with Opry NextStage artists to tell their stories and expand their audiences.
Opportunities for each Opry NextStage artist include but are not limited to:
- Performances on the Grand Ole Opry at the Grand Ole Opry House and Ryman Auditorium
- Performances at Ole Red locations in Nashville and Gatlinburg, TN.
- Short form documentary video series produced by Opry Entertainment’s award-winning content team
- Customized digital activations utilizing Opry web and social assets including Opry.com, OleRed.com, WSMOnline.com as well as Opry Entertainment’s millions of combined social followers
- Other opportunities include outdoor advertising, special event performances, 650 WSM-AM /wsmonline.com podcasts and radio specials
For more information about Opry NextStage and its first class, visit opry.com/nextstage.
Travis is on the country charts with his debut single “David Ashley Parker From Powder Springs,” an upbeat coming-of-age song that paints a picture of a young man reminiscing on his carefree college memories. The singer/songwriter has previously opened shows for Cole Swindell, Alan Jackson, Chase Rice as well as Justin Moore and is currently on the road with LANCO as part of the “Hallelujah Nights” tour. He’s currently in the studio working on his debut album.