President Grand Ole Opry Group Steve Buchanan, Watkins, Buckley and Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher.
Photo By: Chris Hollo, Hollophotographics for 2012 Grand Ole Opry.
A lot of new faces have taken the Grand Ole Opry stage recently. Newcomers Maggie Rose and Miss Willie Brown are all still smiling from their debuts on the historic stage.
“I was not prepared of the multitude of emotions that hit me the minute I stepped into the hallowed circle,” explains Maggie. “My performance went by in a flash and I woke up the next morning still smiling. It was a magical night for me.”
Playing for country music’s most receptive audiences, Rose performed her self-penned “Preacher’s Daughter” and closed with her memorable debut and current Top 40 single, “I Ain’t Your Mama.”
Maggie Rose with Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry VP and General Manager
A&M Octone Records’ Miss Willie Brown made their debut at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, Aug. 11. The duo, comprised of Kasey Buckley and Amanda Watkins, performed “Bonafide” and the emotionally charged ballad “Let Me In,” which prompted a standing ovation from the crowd.
“I remember being a little girl and taking a tour of the Opry with my parents, so to be standing on that stage was beyond humbling for me. It was a moment I’ve dreamed about since I was 10 years old,” said Watkins.
“This is, hands down, one of the greatest experiences we have had since we started playing music,” added Buckley.
Miss Willie Brown at the Grand Ole Opry
Hot new country duo Florida Georgia Line will take the historic stage for the first time this Friday, August 17.