Wyatt Flores Earns Standing Ovation During Grand Ole Opry Debut, Announces New Song ‘Milwaukee’

“I still don’t feel like I deserve to stand in that circle, but I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to do so,” the country crooner shared.

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Madeleine O’Connell

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January 22, 2024

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Fast-rising country star Wyatt Flores ushered in another milestone when he made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday night (Jan. 20).

With family, friends, and fans watching eagerly from the audience of the iconic Nashville venue, the Oklahoma native stepped into the coveted circle and sang his hit song “Holes.” This was followed by Flores’ delivery of his unreleased tune “Milwaukee,” which he revealed will be available everywhere on January 26.

“That’s my new song called ‘Milwaukee.’ It comes out next Friday, I’m very excited to release it,” he said on stage, igniting a round of roaring applause that turned into a standing ovation.

Wyatt Flores; Photo by Hayley Gjertsen
Wyatt Flores; Photo by Hayley Gjertsen

Flores Reflects On The Milestone Moment

Prior to making his way onto stage, Flores took a moment to reflect on the special evening with The Tennessean. In doing so, expressed the true awe factor that came with the realization that he was officially included in the coveted list of artists who have performed in the very same spot over the years. 

“I don’t think I deserve any of this credibility at all. I’m lucky that people like my songs. I’m trying to achieve freedom by connecting with emotions related to making it out of my situation and being somebody in this world,” he told the outlet. 

Flores later took to social media to celebrate his milestone night and share the news of his next release with the rest of his followers who were not in attendance for his show. 

His caption read, “I’m excited to announce “Milwaukee” comes out this Friday! I want to thank everyone who tuned in or showed up for my @opry Debut last night. I still don’t feel like I deserve to stand in that circle, but I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to do so. My heart is very full of joy and happiness for all the blessings that are in my life. Love y’all ❤️”

Showcasing Authentic Storytelling Skills On His Debut Project, “Life Lessons”

Over the last two years, Wyatt Flores has accumulated over 200 million career streams, further attesting to his forthcoming stardom. He spent 2023 driving home his authentic storytelling skills and honing in on his unique sound that merges the best parts of Country, Americana, and Bluegrass on tracks like “West Of Tulsa,” “Holes,” “Orange Bottles,” and more from his debut project, Life Lessons.

“Milwaukee” is just another taste of Flores’ his ability to paint stunning illustrations through songwriting. He offers a soul-stirring delivery documenting the rollercoaster of love, featuring frosted vocals and alluring instrumentals that take the tune to new heights.

“You can hate my eyes for watching you leave/ Hate my should have chased you down feet/ And not trying to keep you wrapped in my arms/ You can hate my hands for letting you go/ Hate my lips for kissing yours cold/ And hiding all my feelings in the dark/ Please don’t hate my heart,” he sings on the chorus.

Life Lessons Tour 2024

Wyatt Flores is currently gearing up to launch his headlining Life Lesson’s Tour in Tampa, FL on January 25. With many of the dates already sold out, Flores will bring his energy-filled live show to fans across the country and overseas.

“Can’t wait to get back on the road next year for the LIFE LESSONS TOUR 🫡 🚗 💨,” he wrote on socials, announcing his upcoming set of tour dates.

A slew of talented rising stars have been tapped to join Flores on select dates, including Nolan Taylor, Evan Honer, Kat Hasty, Zach Russell, Jonathan Peyton, Lance Roark, Brendan Walter, Brennan Edwards, and Kindred Valley.

Wyatt Flores Opry Debut; Photo Courtesy of Hayley Gjertsen (@hayleyshoots)
Wyatt Flores Opry Debut; Photo Courtesy of Hayley Gjertsen (@hayleyshoots)

Along the way, Flores will make a variety of festival appearances including Hangout Music Festival, Laurel Cove Music Festival, Stagecoach, Windy City Smokeout, Tailgate N’ Tallboys, and more.

For a full list of Wyatt Flores’ upcoming stops, visit his official website HERE.

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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.