Restless Road Becomes First Band To Join Opry NextStage Program: ‘Beyond Grateful’

Restless Road; Photo by Danielle Piazza
Restless Road; Photo by Danielle Piazza
Restless Road; Photo by Danielle Piazza

Rising country trio Restless Road has been added to the Grand Ole Opry’s Opry NextStage Class of 2022.

As the first band included in the program, the trio joins Elvie Shane, Morgan Wade, and BRELAND in the 2022 class. Restless Road will their NextStage debut on August 20th with a performance at the iconic Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.

NextStage is a program created by the Grand Ole Opry. Designed to spotlight newly discovered artists and offer them exposure, each month will highlight one artist and offer content exclusively created by the Opry Entertainment Group’s award-winning team, a performance on the legendary Opry stage, and continuous support amongst Opry Entertainment platforms – which includes the Opry, Ryman Auditorium, WSM Radio, Ole Red and Circle Network. With more artists to be announced, by the end of the year there will be a total of seven NextStage artists.

Restless Road consists of three powerful voices that come together to create beautiful harmonies. Its members Zach Beeken, Colton Pack, and Garrett Nichols have been praised by fans and critics alike.

Restless Road; Photo by Danielle Piazza
Restless Road; Photo by Danielle Piazza

“We are beyond grateful to be chosen as an Opry NextStage Artist. Growing up we watched our country music heroes perform on the Opry stage, and that inspired us to keep going and chase our dreams even when it felt impossible. It means the world to us to be recognized by the Grand Ole Opry family, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a small part of Opry history,” shared the band.
 
In great company, Parker McCollum, Lainey Wilson, Riley Green and Tenille Townes are all previous NextStage featured artists. All of which have since earned ACM New Male and Female Artist of the Year trophies following their Opry NextStage debuts.

NextStage’s first class of artists was in 2019 and included Green, Tegan Marie, Townes and Travis Denning. Last year’s group included Priscilla Block, McCollum, Niko Moon, Jameson Rodgers, Hailey Whitters, Wilson and Yola.

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