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Lyda slates Opry debut

Thursday, June 30, 2011 – Jacob Lyda is booked to perform for the first time on the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, Aug, 6.

"This is my biggest accomplishment as a country music singer. If I go on to sell millions of records one day, that will still fall short of this experience - that's how strongly I feel about it," said Lyda, an Alabama native. "That's the reason I'm still here - I knew that one day I would walk out on that stage, stand in that circle, and sing my song."

Lyda's debut single, I'm Doing Alright, is now charting at country radio. The video can be viewed on CMT Pure, AOL's "the Boot," and

This weekend, Lyda will participate in the Fourth of July weekend celebration at the Fort Campbell, Ky. military base. Open to the public, Lyda's performance with Laura Bell Bundy at the free July 4th concert is part of the "Welcome Home" festivities - including another free concert on July 2 and a carnival and fireworks.

Lyda records for Davis Music Group (DMG), a full-service artist development, management, publishing and production company. Started by Texas-based businessman Jim L. Davis, DMG opened its Nashville office in July 2010, with industry veteran Gator Michaels coming on board as GM. Artists signed to the DMG roster include Point of Grace and songwriters David Chamberlain, Trey Matthews, Tony Ramey and Mike Ulvila.

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