Shane Smith & The Saints Set To Make Their Grand Ole Opry Debut This Spring

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David Wells

The Grand Ole Opry is kicking off 2024 with some great acts set to debut on the historic stage.

Right off the heels of Treaty Oak Revival announcing their Opry debut, another Texas act let fans know they will be soon taking the stage. And boy, do these guys deserve some time in the circle.

Shane Smith & the Saints are set to make their Grand Ole Opry debut on March 26th, shortly after the release of their forthcoming album Norther. 

“It’s an honor to announce our debut performance at the legendary Opry. See you in Nashville on March 26th!”

Shane Smith & the Saints have been a popular name on the Texas scene for quite some time, but they have blown up even more over the last few years, due in part to their appearance in Yellowstone. But more than that, it’s their work ethic and quality of music that making this appearance more than deserving. It’s also refreshing to see the Opry line up artists who have been gaining the respect of the country music collective for their time on the road take the stage.

Shane Smith & the Saints are true road warriors, leading them to this exciting and honored moment in their career. I can’t wait to see these boys in the circle.

Shane Smith & The Saints Announce First Studio Album In Five Years, ‘Norther’

Shane Smith & the Saints just announced a new album called Norther is on the way in 2024.

It’s the band’s fourth studio album and their first since 2019’s beloved Hail Mary, an album that put them on the map, so to speak, and remains a fan-favorite to this day. They did also release a live album, Live from the Desert, in 2021.

They’ve put out singles here and there over the years, like “Hummingbird” and “The Greys Between,” which will be featured on the new tracklist, in addition to 11 other tracks like “Fire In The Ocean” that they played in the Season 5 opening of Yellowstone.

Produced by Beau Bedford (who has worked with the likes of Paul Cauthen and Tanner Usrey), the sound of this project will reflect the five-piece Texas country music outfits eclectic blend of country, Southern rock and folk.

In its current form, frontman and songwriter Shane Smith leads the attack and is backed by some of the best musicians in the genre with the iconic Bennett Brown sawing fiddle, Dustin Schaefer slinging lead guitar, Chase Satterwhite keeping rhythm on bass, and Zach Stover rounding out the crew on drums.

One of the premiere bands in the independent country scene, Norther is certainly one to have on your radar for next year and stands to be another incredible project from Shane Smith & the Saints.

They also released another single from the project today, a beautiful ballad called “Adeline” which you can hear below.


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