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Grand Ole Opry Brings Country Music Talent to Porch

Country stars William Michael Morgan and RaeLynn to hold free performances at Southwest Porch for the Circle in the City Fall Series.

Grand Ole Opry’s famed wood circle and signature microphone are returning to Southwest Porch in Bryant Park next week for a two-part concert series presented by Southwest Airlines. The series, free and open to everyone, includes live performances by two up-and-coming country stars and is hosted by personalities from New York’s NASH FM 94.7.   

Things get under way Monday, October 3 with an appearance by William Michael Morgan. One of country’s fastest rising stars, Morgan has been praised by NPR Music for his “unreserved sentimentality and easeful, fine-tuned singing approach.” This appearance  will be one of his first after releasing his debut album Vinyl, on September 30. That album, which Rolling Stone magazine raves is “must-hear country music,” includes his fast-climbing debut radio hit “I Met a Girl.”     

Then on Tuesday, October 4, the Porch welcomes RaeLynn. A singer-songwriter, RaeLynn’s single “Love Triangle” is the first track released from her debut album WildHorse, due out on December 2. Featured in CMT’s Next Women of Country, she’s currently out on tour with Blake Shelton.

Both performances begin at 6pm and will last about an hour. Admission is free and open to all, but seating inside the Porch is limited, so arrive early to ensure your spot. Food and alcohol beverages will be available for sale but, as always, no purchase is necessary to enjoy the comfortable furniture and warm ambience of the Porch.

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