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The Farm slates Opry gig

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – Country trio The Farm is set to make their Grand Ole Opry Feb. 10.

Comprised of members Nick Hoffman (vocals, fiddle), Damien Horne (vocals, keyboard, guitar) and Krista Marie (vocals, guitar), the act is keen on vocal harmonies. Performing as an acoustic trio for their Opry debut, the milestone follows the success of the band's first single release, Home Sweet Home, now 38 on Mediabase with more than 70 monitored stations playing the song.

The track will be featured on the band's forthcoming debut album, which will be released later this year via All-In Records/Elektra Nashville, co-produced by Hoffman and songwriter, Danny Myrick.

"Playing the Grand Ole Opry is a dream of all dreams, as an artist, a fan and an African American. I am honored and humbled by this opportunity," said Horne.

"One of the very first things I did after moving to Music City was visit the Grand Ole Opry. It was so exciting and intimidating to stand on the stage where all the legends have played. The last time my grandmother came to visit, she said, 'I can't wait until the day you are playing here. I won't miss it.' It's now two years since she passed, but I know that she will be there, and have the best seat in the house. I'm honored to be sharing this special moment with my amazing partners, Nick and Damien," Marie said.

"Being invited to play the Grand Ole Opry is, simply put, a dream come true. As a fiddle player, one of my earliest inspirations was and still is the great Opry star Roy Acuff. When I first saw him spin his bow and play that fiddle on TV, I knew that Nashville was the place for me. All of my heroes are Opry Stars. I still spin my bow around on stage as a bit of a tribute to Mr. Acuff. It'll be one of the great moments of my life to stand where they stood," said Hoffman.

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