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Zane Williams to follow Aaron Watson at Opry

Watson has the current top-selling country album in the world.
The week of March 7, 2015, Watson had the current top-selling country album in the world.
In a place where country music history runs deep, a little ACU tradition is starting to emerge as well.
Earlier this month, Aaron Watson (’00) became the third former Abilene Christian University student to play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn.
Zane Smith makes his Grand Ole Opry debut April 25.
Zane Williams makes his Grand Ole Opry debut April 25.
Later this month, Zane Williams (’99) will become the second Wildcat in a matter of weeks to make his debut on the storied stage from where WSM radio broadcasts the Opry around the world.
Williams – like Watson – is one of the most popular country recording artists in Texas, and is featured on the “Troubador, TX” TV series.
Williams will perform Saturday night, April 25, in a show headlined by Opry member and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs. Watch this blog for an upcoming “10 Questions with Zane Williams” Q&A and more information about his performance.
Other former ACU students to play the Opry are Holly Dunn (’79) and Ronnie Dunn (’76). Holly was an Opry member for 20 years (1989-2009) and helped host TNN’s “Opry Backstage” from 1998-2000.

 
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