A bucket list moment like playing the Grand Ole Opry for the very first time is always extremely special to a country artist, but perhaps even more so for a singer like Walker Montgomery, whose family legacy is firmly planted deep in country’s rich roots.
Stepping into that legendary circle where so much amazing and important music and history has been made is in no way lost on Walker, as the son of 90’s hit maker John Michael Montgomery and nephew of Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery. The talented young entertainer has already achieved plenty of milestones in his own career over the last few years, but his upcoming Opry debut on December 1st is definitely high on the list of goals he’s thrilled to have been able to reach.
A self-described old soul, Montgomery is eager and ready to play for the Opry audience, many of whom are no doubt fans of the same boot-stomping, generational country he grew up on while watching his dad build his career decades ago and play on that very same stage.
“Country Music has been my life for as long as I can remember,” says Montgomery about the upcoming performance. “The fact that I get to play The Opry is an absolutely surreal feeling and truly an honor.”
The Kentucky native has had a busy year, releasing his new EP WORK TO DO earlier this Fall as well as several singles from the project, including the raucous barnburner “Lonely For A Livin’,” the crisp, fiddle and steel-tinged two-stepper title track, and the touching love ballad, “Tired Of You.”
Tickets to catch Walker’s Opry debut are available HERE.
ABOUT WALKER MONTGOMERY
Chosen as an “Artist to Watch” by Country Now, Music Mayhem Magazine, Sounds Like Nashville, The Boot and others, Walker Montgomery knows a thing or two about family tradition, but is also striving to build his own legacy. The 24-year-old son of John Michael Montgomery and nephew of Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery was raised away from the spotlight in Nicholasville, Kentucky, but moved to Nashville and is carving a path all his own on today’s country scene. Montgomery’s pedigree is matched only by his passion for real country music, and he’s already put his classically-inspired, honey-bourbon vocal to use on a self-penned debut hit (“Simple Town,” over 5.2 Million Spotify streams) and the romantic power-ballad, “She Don’t Know,” (featured on the 2022 RUST EP) has garnered the new artist over 20 million streams worldwide, in addition to his other story-building singles, the high-energy “Out of Nowhere” and good-time filled “Bad Day To Be A Beer”. Walker has previously released singles from his new ep WORK TO DO, the title track, “Lonely For A Livin’” and the current single “Tired of You”
and the focus track, “Never Again One More Time.”