Up and coming traditional country singer Shane Owens will make his long-dreamed debut at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville April 29th.
Owens grew up in Samson and was recently named by Rolling Stone Country as one of the "10 new country artists you need to know".
He's performed in numerous nightclubs across the southeast for more than a decade as well as opening shows for dozens of major stars.
Owens now has two albums and is working on his third that he hopes to have ready in about 8 months.
Owens says playing at the Grand Ole Opry is a dream come true.
"There's no words to describe what that feels like you know as hard as I’ve worked and for the time I’ve put in and all but it's very rewarding because that's one of the biggest phases in country music when you play the Grand Ole Opry, that's a memory that'll always be mine and I can cherish it."
Another Wiregrass native JoSmith from Blakely, Georgia also made her Grand Ole Opry debut two weeks ago.