American Aquarium To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut In July

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Joshua Black Wilkins

American Aquarium will FINALLY make their Grand Ole Opry debut on July 13th.

Needless to say, I’m PUMPED.

It’s been a long time coming for frontman BJ Barham and his band, who have been touring and making awesome music since 2005, when BJ started the band in his college dorm room at North Carolina State University.

They’ve released 12 albums now, including the 2020 masterpiece Lamentations, and most recently, their 90’s country cover album Slappers, Bangers & Certified Twangers, Vol. 1. 

After they had to postpone their debut last May due to COVID, BJ took to Instagram to share the news that the date has finally been rescheduled:

“We were bummed when our 5/1 debut was cancelled last spring due to covid, so to say we are excited for the rescheduled date would be the understatement of the year.

If you’re close by (or up for a roadtrip) we would love for you to join us in Nashville this summer to help us check off another career milestone.”

It’s so great seeing such deserving people finally get the recognition they deserve, as super talented musicians like Zach Bryan and Parker McCollum have also recently made their debut at the Opry.

As one of my favorite American Aquarium songs goes, “the harder you work, the luckier you get”, and I can’t think of many other people in the industry who’ve put in more work than these guys to get where they are:

Make sure to get your tickets or tune in on July 13th… they’re about to bring the house down.

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock