Della Mae makes Opry debut
Thursday, December 5, 2013
– Della Mae will make its debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
The group, voted Emerging Artist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, has been on tour throughout the year in support of its Rounder Records debut, "This World Oft Can Be."
The show, featuring Martina McBride and Rascal Flatts, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Ryman Auditorium.
"We couldn't be more proud. We'll be playing alongside Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts and more. It's a bluegrass miracle," the band said in a statement.
"This will be our final show of the year and what a way to top off an incredible year. Thanks to all of you for the continued support."
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