Jillian Jacqueline Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

Showcasing her progressive Country sound on the genre’s storied stage, Big Loud Records‘ Jillian Jacqueline made her long-awaited Grand Ole Opry debut on Tuesday night (February 13).

Stepping into the famous circle, the songstress performed her debut single “Reasons” followed by the critically-acclaimed “God Bless This Mess.” Both songs are featured on her current EP SIDE A.

The promising newcomer took the stage moments after Lorrie Morgan’s set, revealing the Opry member’s live show had been her first concert, making this a full circle moment.

“I’ve never been more emotional on a stage, ever,” said Jacqueline. “Standing in that circle was such a feeling of gratitude, pride, and happiness, and I am so thankful to the Opry for giving me such a highlight in my career.”

Paying homage to her idol Patsy Cline, Jacqueline closed out her set with a show-stopping rendition of “Crazy” – her grandmother’s favorite song. Crediting the classic as the song that taught her to sing, she dedicated the performance to her grandmother as the attentive audience looked on. Adding to the night, Jacqueline was surrounded by family, friends and her team to celebrate the big moment.

Pictured (L-R): Blake McDaniel (Agent, CAA), Scott McGhee (President, McGhee Entertainment), Jillian Jacqueline, Sally Williams (GM, Grand Ole Opry; Sr. VP Programming & Artist Relations, Opry Entertainment), Clay Hunnicutt (President, Big Loud Records), Marc Dennis (Agent, CAA), Jensen Sussman (President, Sweet Talk Publicity)


This weekend Jacqueline will continue on the WHITE WINE AND WHISKEY TOUR, supporting fellow emerging artist Jordan Davis in Mount Laurel, NJ (2/16), Asbury Park, NJ (2/17) and Uncasville, CT (2/18). Next month, she’ll take it international with a string of shows at London’s C2C Festival and then head back stateside to join Thomas Rhett‘s LIFE CHANGES TOUR and Brett Eldredge’s THE LONG WAY TOUR as a special guest.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.