2012 Talent Search Champion, Natalie Archibeque!!!
In 2019, on a date TBD, we will open our stage to new performers to the Opry! There is an amazing amount of talent in this area and we are excited to hear them!
The Talent Search Extravaganza is open to country music performers of all ages! It's a night to show off YOUR talent! Whether you join the band on stage or play for yourself, this is your time to shine.
Entertainers should register by calling or emailing the Opry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-725-7760 one month prior to the show. There are a limited number of spots available, so register as early as you can. Rehearsals will take place on Thursday prior to the show and on the night of the show to make everyone more comfortable with the performance.
Price of admission is the entry fee. Entertainers may perform alone or they may use the Shades of Country band for their performance. Because of space and time limitations, the Talent Search is not open to bands.
Each Entertainer should choose two country songs. Talent and Production Manager, Lynda Smith, will choose ONE of those songs to perform on the night of the show. Each Entertainer will be contacted by Smith and will be given rehearsal times and information.
"We have met SO many amazing singers and musicians through our Talent Searches and I can't wait to meet the next group of talent!!", stated Lynda Smith.
"Individuals who have performed with the house band, Shades of Country, on a regular Donk's show (not a talent showcase) are not eligible to compete in talent searches."