The Roys Set to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut
Bluegrass brother/sister duo THE ROYS will make their Grand Ole Opry debut tomorrow, November 1, when they join Little Big Town, Josh Turner, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Janson, Sara Haze, Jeannie Seely, Jesse McReynolds, Jim Lauderdale and others for the Opry At The Ryman show. THE ROYS will appear on the 7:00 p.m. segment. More information can be found at www.opry.com. Out-of-area fans can enjoy the show via live broadcast at www.wsmonline.com.
For Lee and Elaine, the night will be a dream come true. “It has been a lifelong dream to perform on the Grand Ole Opry and I’m still in excited shock that we will be living it tomorrow night,” exclaims Lee. For his sister Elaine, “holding it together” best describes her reaction to the invitation. “My whole being went numb. This is just an incredible opportunity and an honor,” she adds. “And I thank God for answering my prayers in His own way and in His own time.”
THE ROYS’ current Rural Rhythm Records CD, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAIN, continues to top SiriusXM’s Most-Played Albums list for October. The disc is #15 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s Top 15 Bluegrass Albums chart and their single, “Gypsy Runaway Train,” is #19 on the Bluegrass Unlimited National Bluegrass Top 30 Singles chart (November). The duo is still “reeling” from winning last week’s Inspirational Country Music Award for Bluegrass Artist of the Year for the third consecutive year.
Previously honored with the five additional ICM awards (2012 No. 1 Inspirational Country Single, 2012 & 2011 Bluegrass Artist of the Year and the 2010 & 2009 Duo of the Year), THE ROYS continue to bring the best of Bluegrass to audiences near and far. They have toured across the U.S. and performed in Europe and in Australia and shared the stage with Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Blake Shelton, Doyle Lawson, Janie Fricke, Collin Raye, Alan Jackson, Ricky Skaggs, Sara Evans, Rhonda Vincent and others. Lee and Elaine have enjoyed high-profile TV gigs, including performances on Fox & Friends, Daytime, The Daily Buzz, ABC’s What’s The Buzz, GAC’s Headline Country, RFD’s Campfire Café and Larry’s Country Diner and more. THE ROYS were featured in the PBS television special Pa’s Fiddle: Charles Ingalls, American Fiddler.
Stay social with Lee and Elaine at theroysonline.com, Facebook and Twitter.
[Source: Webster & Associates Public Relations]