Holly Williams debuts at Opry tonight
Friday, July 3, 2009
– Holly Williams will make her Grand Ole Opry debut tonight. Williams, who released a new album in mid-June, will be performing, interviewing and signing autographs this afternoon at 1:30pm at the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville, which is included with museum admission and free to members.
At 7 p.m.,she will make her Grand Ole Opry debut, which can be heard live on Nashville's WSM, www.wsmonline.com and Sirius XM.
Williams is the daughter of Hank Jr.
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