41st Annual Event Held at Grand Ole Opry House During CMA Fest

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Chart-topping Thoroughbred Records bluegrass ensemble Chosen Road joined a star-studded lineup of country artists, television personalities and music icons for the 41st Annual Sunday Mornin’ Country, held last weekend at the Grand Ole Opry House.

Hosted by legendary entertainer Brenda Lee—GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame, and Rockabilly Hall of Fame—the event also featured performances by GRAMMY®-winning co-founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John McEuen; Platinum-selling country artist John Berry; Grand Ole Opry regulars Darin & Brooke Aldridge; and GRAMMY®-nominated singer/songwriter Tim Menzies, among others.

Prior to the show, Chosen Road performed a special acoustic set in the Grand Ole Opry House lobby as attendees arrived. The band then stepped onto the Opry House stage for a rousing rendition of “Awake My Soul,” a newly penned standout track from their forthcoming June 23 release, It Never Gets Old. Chosen Road also joined the show’s acclaimed lineup for a powerful finale performance of the classic “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” led by McEuen.

Sponsored by the Nashville-based nonprofit Music City Christian Fellowship, Sunday Mornin’ Country is the longest-running country/Gospel event held during CMA Fest. Through the years, the show has featured such iconic performers as The Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Acuff, Ricky Skaggs, Tammy Wynette, Roy Clark, and Vestal Goodman, among many others.

Chosen Road has carved a singular niche in the musical landscape with their world-class Appalachian instrumentation combined with a passion for sharing and living the Gospel. Comprised of founding member Jonathan Buckner, along with Zachary Alvis, Tyler Robertson, Josh Hicks and Chris Stockwell, the group has been carefully honing their craft since 2009, releasing seven albums and performing at festivals, fairs, churches and theaters across the United States as well as overseas. Last year’s Appalachian Christmas debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums chart, while 2020’s Appalachian Worship and 2021’s Appalachian Hymns each spent multiple weeks in the Top 10 on the same chart. Throughout their career, Chosen Road has garnered six Top 10 bluegrass radio singles, including the #1 hit “When I Get Home,” and the group has performed on stages alongside such greats as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Dailey & Vincent, and The Isaacs.

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