Ryan Hurd, country music singer-songwriter, made his Grand Ole Opry debut this Saturday alongside an impressive line-up of country musicians. He performed on the stage with his wife, fellow country singer-songwriter Maren Morris, and their toddler amongst the audience.
“Not sure how you are supposed to feel after something like that, not sure I can describe it, but it’s mostly gratitude to everyone who was there or had a hand in me stepping into that circle for the first time,” the Chasing After You singer described his experience.
Ryan Hurd Brings His Family Along For His Big Grand Ole Opry Debut
The country musician got the chance to perform at Nashville’s iconic venue for the first time and was joined by wife Maren Morris and son Hayes Andrew Hurd in honor of the special occasion. His wife Maren Morris took to Instagram to share some adorable behind-the-scenes family moments, providing fans with a rare glimpse at the country superstars’ one-year-old son.
“Looking out into the audience and seeing Maren and Hayes was one of the most special moments of the night. I’m so glad I was able to share that night with them,” Ryan Hurd shared.
“My wife is very famous, her name is Maren Morris,” the singer said of his wife, before welcoming her on stage during his Grand Ole Opry performance. “Our baby is here tonight, and I’m very, very proud to say she is too.”
“It was really special to have Maren join me on stage to perform “Chasing After You.” I love that we were able to experience that moment together,” he added.
He later thanked his wife on an Instagram post for her presence during the show and for coming up on stage to perform their first collaborative single. “Thank you to my wife most of all, who stepped on stage to be there with me. Love to each and every one of you.”
Ryan Hurd Describes His Experience Getting to Perform at the Grand Ole Opry for the First Time
“Being featured in this incredible lineup for my Opry debut was something I’ll never forget. It doesn’t get much better than this,” the country singer shared.
He also opened up about how he felt getting ready for sound check. “I couldn’t help but picture the seats filled for the show later that night. The view from the circle is a really sacred moment for any country artist and I couldn’t help but stop for a moment to take it all in.”
“Before each show, I always like to take a few minutes before with just me and my guitar to mentally prepare,” he continued. “I don’t think it really sank in that I was going to be performing at the Opry until I arrived the day of the show. That’s when it all really hit me for the first time.”
Ryan Hurd also performed his 2018 song “To a T” at the Grand Ole Opry Stage on Saturday night.
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