This feels like a long time comin’.
Gabe Lee is set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut on July 16th, just two days after the release of his forthcoming album Drink the River on July 14th.
Gabe is a fantastic independent artist and Nashville native, so of course, this feels like it will be an extra special night and dream come true for the hometown kid.
He calls it an “honor” to take the stage and step into that hollowed circle:
“Undoubtedly, growing up in Nashville, the Opry has forever been a stronghold of timeless country music tradition.
But even beyond the borders of music city, the Opry is the beacon of a dream, and apart from being a representation of any success or fame, it is more importantly a symbol of inclusion in the country music genre.
We are incredibly honored to be included in the lineup this July, and I mean to do my hometown of Nashville proud.”
He also shared the announcement in a post on Instagram:
“Just wow. What an honor folks. Phew! This hometown kid’s goin to the @opry.”
Gabe has released two singles from the album so far, “Drink The River” and “Even Jesus Got The Blues.”
“Drink The River”
“Even Jesus Got The Blues”
Gabe Lee 2023 tour dates:
June 1 – Atlanta, GA – Eddie’s Attic
June 2 – Southern Pine, NC – Sunrise Theater
June 3 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
June 4 – Waverly, AL – Standard Deluxe
June 6 – Nashville, TN – The Bluebird Cafe
June 9 – Salina, KS – Smoky Hill River Festival
July 6 – Indianapolis, IN – HI- FI
July 7 – Chicago, IL – Carol’s Pub
July 8 – Ankeny, IA – Ankeny Chamber SummerFest
July 15 – Nashville, TN – The Basement (Album Release Show)
July 16 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry
July 19 – Woodway, TX – Carleen Bright Arboretum*
July 20 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler Theater*
July 21 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Blue Door*
July 22 – Tulsa, OK – Mercury Lounge*
July 23 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge*
Aug 11 – Reno, NV – Cypress
Aug 12 – Camino, CA – Delfino Farms
Aug 25 – Lutterworth, UK – The Long Road Festival
Sept 8- Bristol, TN – Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
Sept 9 – Monticello, KY – Black Mountain Jamboree
Oct 28 – Katy, TX – Houston Country Folk and Blues Festival
Nov 11- Hayesville, NC – Peacock Performing Arts Center
* “An Evening of Stories & Songs” w/ Gabe Lee, Caleb Caudle and Thomas Csorba