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Chrissy Metz to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut July 25

Congrats to the 'This Is Us' star!

Written by Chris Parton
Chrissy Metz to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut July 25
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 09: Chrissy Metz attends the Premiere Of Disney's "Mulan" on March 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz will soon make her debut on country’s most iconic stage. She’ll step into the Grand Ole Opry’s famed “circle” for the first time July 25.

Taking the stage alongside Gospel Music Hall of Fame member CeCe Winans, the night of music will get underway — as always — sharply at 7 p.m. CT. It will mark the Opry’s 4,934th consecutive Saturday night broadcast … but will definitely be a memorable moment for Metz.

“Excited doesn’t really sum it up for me,” she says in a message to fans on social media. “There aren’t words, it’s very surreal. There’s such a legacy at the Opry and I can’t believe I get to play in the circle!”

Metz and Winans’ show will be broadcast live on Circle and Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates, as well as wsmonline.com, WSM 650 AM and SiriusXM. The spiritually-minded singer’ debut single, “Talking to God,” came out in April, and arrives at country radio stations around the nation July 27. Her new single, “Actress,” is out now, and her debut EP is expected to be released this fall.

The Opry has put a pause on live shows with an audience due to COVID-19, but the legendary radio and TV broadcast — now approaching its 95th year — has still managed to continue uninterrupted. Since the pandemic began, the how has featured artists like Garth Brooks, Kelsea Ballerini, Gwen Stefani, Luke Combs and dozens more.