Traditionalist Alex Miller makes his Grand Ole Opry debut

Alex Miller, a staunch traditionalist in the world of Country music, achieved a significant milestone by making his debut at the Grand Ole Opry on 27th Thursday June. Miller, clutching his vintage 1944 Martin D-18 guitar, performed a two-song set that included his well-known track ‘Puttin’ Up Hay’ and his recent single, the touching ‘My Daddy’s Dad’.

Miller took full advantage of his time on stage, engaging the audience with animated conversation between songs. He expressed gratitude to fans who had travelled from various states and shared a heartfelt moment with the evening’s emcee, Bill Cody. Reflecting on the experience, Miller said, “I think everyone who plays Country music dreams of playing the Opry. For me, it’s been something my whole family hoped would come true one day. I wish my Grandpa had lived long enough to see me step into that circle, ‘cause I think I was floating in the air. It was a heck of a feeling – I know I’ll never forget it.”

Miller’s Opry debut had been meticulously planned to be memorable. Eddie Montgomery, a longstanding Opry member, travelled to Miller’s home in rural Lancaster, Kentucky, to personally invite him to perform in celebration of Montgomery’s 15-year anniversary at the Opry. “This is what Country music means to me,” Montgomery explained to Miller, adding, “Helping a young musician achieve his dreams just like our heroes helped T-Roy and me.”



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