“Artist to Watch” (Sounds Like Nashville) Country music duo Everette — comprised of Brent Rupard and Anthony Olympia — will make their Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, November 20. Bringing their “high-energy grooves and airtight harmonies” (Billboard), the duo will walk into the hallowed circle and perform for the first time, showcasing their organic blend of “gritty rhythms with wavering harmonica and mesmerizing slide guitar” (Taste of Country).
“We both grew up in Kentucky admiring everything about the Grand Ole Opry as fans, and now, to have our moment to stand in the circle on that iconic stage and plug into the rich history as artists, it will be an experience like no other,” says Rupard. “We are so proud and honored to be a tiny part of the Grand Ole Opry history and story.”
Kicking off Thursday, December 2 in Marietta, Ohio, Everette will also be accompanying Country music superstar Sara Evans on her 2021 Blue Christmas Tour. Infused with Everette’s signature Rock-n-roll twang and bluesy acoustics, fans can expect to hear the duo’s just-released version of “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.” Putting their eccentric, honky-tonk soaked spin on the infectious, upbeat groove, it’s sure to put even the biggest Grinch in the holiday spirit. For a taste of what to expect, listen HERE.
“2021 has been a wild year,” continues Olympia. “We’ve both added new baby boys to our families, we’re getting to have our Grand Ole Opry debut, and we’re excited to get back on the road supporting Sara Evans in December. Definitely a lion’s share of things to be grateful for come Thanksgiving!”
Rooted in contemporary Country, Rock-n-roll, southern storytelling, and heartland hooks, Everette’s music unfolds like the soundtrack to a backyard party where the kegs are tapped, the music is loud, and everyone’s on the guest list. Signed to Broken Bow Records, the duo was selected for CMA’s second EVER KixStart Class as one of the three acts chosen out of nearly one hundred candidates. Named after George Clooney’s philosophy-spouting, folk-singing character in O Brother, Where Art Thou? — the guys honed their craft in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where they cut their teeth playing four shows a week while attending Western Kentucky University. There, they attracted a diverse community of fans and friends from teachers to hippies to working professionals. Learning that they fit in with everyone and everyone fits in with them, this helped whittle Everette’s salt-of-the-earth songwriting and top-shelf musicianship, which soon led them to Nashville. Already accumulating rave critical review, Everette’s music has been described as “high-energy grooves and airtight harmonies” by Billboard, “soulful, laid-back twang Pop with clever lyrics and catchy hooks” by Rolling Stone and “… laid-back couple of dudes who blend gritty rhythms with wavering harmonica and mesmerizing slide guitar” by Taste of Country. They released Kings of the Dairy Queen Parking – Side A in October 2020, with Side B to be announced at a later date.