Stovall and the Drive make Opry debut
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
– Natalie Stovall and the Drive will make their Grand Ole Opry debut May 6.
This will not be the first time Stovall has played the Opry. She did so for the first time in spring 1995 at age 12. The band's front woman, Columbia, Tennessee native Natalie Stovall, has another tie to the Opry name as she spent much of her childhood honing her talent performing as part of the Opryland Kid's Club at the Opryland theme park.
"Singing on the Opry for the first time is a surreal experience, and getting to do it twice in one lifetime is unbelievable," says Stovall. "We can't wait to get out on that stage."
The band's debut album, produced by Paul Worley (The Band Perry, Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum), on HitShop Records, is expected this fall. The lead track, "Baby Come On With It," is out.
The Drive includes drummer James Bavendam from Seattle, Chile's Miguel Cancino on guitar, Zach Morse from Cheyenne, Wyoming on bass and vocals and Redding, Cal. guitarist and vocalist Joel Dormer.
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