On August 28th, looking stunning with her short, tan, fringed dress handmade by her aunt, Rainey Qualley made her debut onto the Grand Ole Opry stage stepping into that circle where countless country music legends have stood before.
“Well, to me, country music and the Grand Ole Opry are synonymous; so it’s definitely an honor to be able to play here and I just can’t wait to get out on that stage.” Qualley talking about how it felt to be debuting on the Opry stage that evening as she sat on the couch of the special dressing room backstage reserved for artists anxiously awaiting her debut on the legendary stage.
This night also celebrated the official launch of Cingle Records, as many friends, family, music industry folk and media gathered for a special reception backstage of the Opry in Studio A, where shows such as the iconic “Hee Haw” were filmed. Among the guests were artist Ty Herndon, legendary tv personalities Charlie Crook & Lorriane Chase, and film actress Andie MacDowell.
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It was a wonderful night to celebrate with Cingle Records’ flagship artist Rainey Qualley. A milestone achievement for both, and a very special occasion for Rainey and her team.
If you haven’t had a chance to hear this talented, young artist yet, you’re in for a treat. Quite simply, this endearing singer/songwriter can sing the phone book if she wants to. Strong voice and sung with a natural ease. Willie Nelson was so impressed by her talent that he asked her to open for him this past winter at the “Mother Church” of country music and original home of the Grand Ole Opry from which the circle was taken from stage to now reside in the Opry House coining the phrase “may the circle be unbroken”: Ryman Auditorium.
Rainey Qualley’s debut EP TURN DOWN THE LIGHTS is now available for sale on iTunes HERE.