WATCH: Alexandra Kay Shares The Emotional Moment She Finds Out She’ll Be Making Her Opry Debut

Alexandra Kay recently received the surprise of a lifetime when she found out that she will get to make her…


Madeleine O’Connell

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October 10, 2022


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Alexandra Kay; Photos via Instagram

Alexandra Kay recently received the surprise of a lifetime when she found out that she will get to make her Grand Ole Opry debut on November 19. 

She took to social media to share the moment she learned the news while sitting down with her “fearless manager” Beth Keith. 

“We are going to surprise her. I’m so excited for her to see this and it’s everything that she’s ever wanted,” Keith shared in the beginning of the heartwarming video. 

To make things even more special, her parents also came to town to celebrate the news with her. 

Kay wrote, “My parents drove to Nashville for a pretend “work trip” to surprise me with the most exciting news of my career. Watch to find out what it is! 🥹🖤” 

Her dad was the one to officially share the invitation when he said, “did you know Jelly Roll just did his Opry debut on November 19th of last year? Why is that significant? Why? Why is that significant? Because you’re doing yours November 19th of this year.”

The independent artist instantly fell into a state of shock after hearing her dad say those words. 

“Oh my gosh, guys, it’s really, it’s really real. That’s crazy,” she said as tears of joy formed in her eyes. “I really thought it wasn’t gonna get to do that.”

Her dad continued, explaining that they had been planning this moment for a while. He then reaffirmed the fact that Kay will in fact get to play in the historic circle next month. “You’re going to and it’s gonna be wonderful,” he said.

Throughout the day on Monday (Oct. 10), the singer teased that she would be revealing some life-changing news.

“I’m sharing some of the biggest news of my career to date with y’all later on today! ♥️ can’t wait to tell you! Any guesses what it may be?,” she wrote on Twitter. 

Fans commented various ideas for what she might be hinting at, and some got it right when they wrote that she would get to perform at the Opry. 

Jelly Roll recently shared that he was a “huge Alexandra Kay fan” while appearing as a guest on Tracy Lawrence’s podcast. Now, she will get to follow in his footsteps and make her Opry debut exactly one year after he got to.

“Just think she is the salt of the earth. Incredible singer, great soul, great human, good song. Sweet, sweet Girl. Checks every fucking box in the music business. It’s gonna work for her in a real way,” the “Son of A Sinner” singer added.

This has already been a milestone year for Kay who got to spend some time on the road in support of country hitmakers Tracy Lawrence and Clay Walker and later, joined superstar Tim McGraw on his amphitheater tour.

Her most recent drop, “Skip This Part,” became a fan-favorite before she even dropped the full version. 

“I’ve never been more excited to release a song in my life,” Kay said in a caption of a clip of her singing new song.  

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“The one where you drive away / And I don’t know what to do / And I watch your taillights fade / In a shirt that smells like you / Then cry on the floor in the dark / Can we just skip this part?,” she sings in the chorus. 

This follows her previously released, “I Kinda Don’t” as well as her loving tune, “That’s What Love Is,” which was inspired by her now husband, Indiana Touchette.

Alexandra Kay’s next performance is slated for Oct. 12 in San Diego, CA before she takes the stage of the Opry on Nov. 19.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.