Russell Dickerson Invited To Make His Grand Ole Opry Debut On June 3rd
Russell Dickerson has been invited to make his Grand Ole Opry debut on June 3, 2016. Joining the lineup with musical legends and Opry members, Martina McBride and Larry Gatlin, Dickerson will perform his runaway hit, “Yours,” which has surpassed 11 million streams on Spotify. The career milestone for the contemporary country crooner is a humbling experience. “Performing on the Opry is the story of my songs coming to fruition. They started in a tiny rundown apartment, now I’m singing them on one of the most famous stages in the world,” he explains. “I’m honored to be trusted with the responsibility of that circle.”
Russell Dickerson’s independent release, “Yours,” debuted at #2 in the iTunescountry store and #8 in all genres. The album also premiered at #1 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and #14 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart. The album features five songs co-written by Dickerson, including a stripped down wedding version of the title track “Yours.” The song was recently named one of the best wedding songs of 2016, alongside superstar Adele, by the #1 wedding brand, The Knot. Boosted by the power of his hit single, which has sold over 100,000 units, Dickerson landed on iTunes’ Best of 2015 year-end list alongside the format’s most well known artists.
The grassroots marketing campaign has launched Dickerson into many headlines this year. Surpassing country’s superstars, Dickerson found himself at #3 on Sirius XM The Highway’s weekly Hot 45 Countdown and #21 on their yearly wrap up. The official music video has earned over 1 million YouTube views and inclusion in CMT’s Artist Discovery Campaign. He has found himself on numerous Spotify playlists in the past few months, including ‘Hot Country,’ ‘Wild Country,’ and ‘New Boots.’
Dickerson was previously named one of the #SpotifySpotlight 2016 country artists. The annual campaign showcases new acts that are on the brink of stardom. Previous ‘Spotlight’ stars have gone on to make major waves in country music, including Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, and Kelsea Ballerini.