49 Winchester To Make Grand Ole Opry Debut August 30th

Article Contributed by New West Records | Published on Sunday, August 14, 2022

49 Winchester will make their Grand Ole Opry debut on August 30th in support of their critically acclaimed Fortune Favors the Bold. The new album has quickly generated over 10 million global streams and is now generating north of 750,000 streams a week. Fortune Favors the Bold debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top New Artist Chart, #7 on the Billboard Current Country Chart, and #10 on the Billboard Folk Americana Chart as well. Of their Opry debut, frontman Isaac Gibson said, “I remember when this band first started, people half-jokingly said, ‘When are you boys gonna be on the Grand Ole Opry?’ And I would respond, half-jokingly myself, ‘Someday soon.’ After years of constant work, and the utmost faith in each other and what we are doing, here we are. Seeing this play out before our eyes is quite literally a dream come true. It’s a tremendous honor, and a feather in the cap of anyone in this realm of music.”
Met with critical acclaim, Whiskey Riff said, “49 Winchester strikes gold…The best record released so far in 2022, don’t be surprised if it still remains on top at the year’s end,” while Magnet Magazine called them “One of the country’s most promising new outfits.” Holler awarded the album an 8 out of 10 star review while Glide Magazine said, “...the Virginia-based 49 Winchester has put plenty of miles on the van, playing hundreds of shows, sticking with their own brand of outlaw country that would make Willie, Waylon and the boys beam with pride.”
Quickly becoming a standout live act, 49 Winchester has been garnering new fans while supporting Whiskey Myers on their Tornillo Summer Tour and will also appear at their Firewater Festival as well. The band recently made their Ryman Auditorium debut to thunderous applause and will also return to the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, where they have solidified themselves as a fan favorite. Additionally, they have announced an appearance at this year’s AmericanaFest, as well as select dates with Turnpike Troubadours, Nikki Lane, SUSTO, Kendall Marvel, and more. Please see tour dates below.
Formed on Winchester Street in the small mountain town of Castlewood, Virginia (population: 2,045), 49 Winchester started as a group of neighborhood teenage friends set on a calculated DIY path. In 2014 they independently released their eponymous debut, followed by 2018’s The Wind, and 2020’s celebrated III. Reflecting on his early days as a jack-of-all-trades stone mason, where it was about trying to make ends meet in an effort to keep the band rolling along, frontman Gibson can’t help but be grateful for a well-earned notion at the core of the band’s ethos — anything worthwhile in life is built brick-by-brick. “Everything has to be built. And very few people are going to achieve success overnight,” says Gibson. “We didn’t start out as a bunch of hot shot pickers out of Nashville. We started out on the ground floor — very basic songwriting and instrumentation. But we kept working at it, always progressing in what we wanted to do and how we wanted to sound — each song better than the previous one, the show this evening better than last night.”
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49 Winchester On Tour:

August 11 - Grand Junction, CO - Las Colonias Park Amphitheater *
August 12 - Sandy, UT - Sandy City Amphitheater *
August 13 - Cheyenne, WY - Terry Bison Ranch Resort - Gathering Hall *
August 16 - Denver, CO - Globe Hall
August 18 - Omaha, NE - Reverb Lounge
August 19 - Dubuque, IA - Five Flags Center ~
August 20 - Saint Louis, MO - Old Rock House
August 27 - Nashville, TN - WMOT Roots on the Rivers
August 30 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry
August 31- Indianapolis, IN - Hi-Fi Indy
September 2 - Chicago, IL - Carol's Pub
September 3 - Milwaukee, WI - Shank Hall
September 4 - Lake View, IA - Stone Pier Concert Series
September 10 - Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
September 13-19 - Nashville, TN - AmericanaFest
September 23 - Ashland, KY - FoxFire Music & Arts Festival
September 29- Little Rock, AR - Stickyz Rock'n'Roll Chicken Shack
September 30 - La Cygne, KS - Whiskey Myers’ Firewater Festival
October 1 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ponyboy at Tower Theatre
October 8 - Roseland, VA - Devils Backbone Hoopla
October 13  - Chattanooga, TN - Songbirds
October 14 - McCaysville, GA - Tooneys Music Venue
October 15 - North Wilkesboro, NC - Concerts on the Deck
October 20 - Houston, TX - Last Concert Cafe ^
October 21 - Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
October 22 - New Braunfels, TX - Whitewater Amphitheater %
October 28 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine #
November 4 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
November 5 - Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre
November 6 - Simpsonville, SC - Greenville Country Music Fest
November 10 - Memphis, TN - Growlers $
November 11 - Ft. Smith, AR - The Majestic $
November 17 - Greenville, NC - State Theatre +
November 18 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
November 19 - Charleston, SC - Holy Smokes BBQ Fest
* Supporting Whiskey Myers
~ Supporting Larry Fleet
^ With Nikki Lane
% Supporting Turnpike Troubadours
# Supporting Flatland Cavalry
$ With Kendell Marvel
+ With SUSTO