The Grand Ole Opry have announced that Hailey Whitters is 2021’s inaugural Opry NextStage artist. The Opry NextStage platform was created to invest in the discovery and development of new artists, and features collaborations such as live performances, strategic marketing support and short-form documentary-style storytelling created by Opry Entertainment’s award-winning content team.
“The Grand Ole Opry is a holy place to me. Its story and circle are something I’ve dreamt of being a part of ever since I was a little girl,” shared Whitters. “To be named an Opry NextStage Artist is an honor and comes at a time in my career where their investment in my career makes a difference.”
Hailey Whitters made her Opry debut in 2019 and is set to return tonight, June 5th, at 8 p.m. CT. Her performance will be included on Circle Network’s weekly Opry Live broadcast and livestream.
Last month, Whitters earned her first-ever CMT Music Awards nomination in the “Breakthrough Video of the Year” category for “Fillin’ My Cup” (feat. Little Big Town) from her critically-acclaimed deluxe album LIVING THE DREAM.