Earlier this month, Aaron Watson (’00) became the third former Abilene Christian University student to play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn.
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.