If you were at the Ryman Auditorium last night, you witnessed something special.
I’ll have a lot more to say on the magic in the Mother Church when Charles Wesley Godwin took the stage for his incredible 2+ hour headlining debut at the Ryman.
But before Charles took the stage, Wyatt Flores brought the crowd to its feet with a masterful opening performance – and you could clearly see how much the moment meant to the 22-year old Oklahoma native.
What you might have missed, though, was a little bit of news that he broke as he was rounding out his set.
As a clearly emotional Wyatt was thanking the raucous crowd while leaving the stage, you could barely hear him over the thundering applause. But if you could, you heard the up-and-coming star announce that he would be making his Grand Ole Opry debut:
“Thank you guys for having me at the Ryman. I’ll see y’all at the Opry January 20th.”
It was a moment that most in the crowd didn’t even seem to catch. But it’s a huge milestone for one of the fastest-growing stars in country music, and one that should be celebrated as he continues his meteoric rise.
Of course, it’s only fitting that his announcement was drowned out by the screaming crowd at the Ryman.