The WSM Road Show

Saturdays, 1 – 3pm

Calling all country music singer/songwriters…YOU could open for Alan Jackson at an upcoming Grand Ole Opry performance. Beginning late January, WSM will hit the road to visit some of the beautifully renovated historic theaters throughout Tennessee. Qualifying country music singer/songwriter contestants will compete for a chance to play the Grand Ole Opry in 2018 on the same evening Opry member Alan Jackson makes an Opry appearance.

The WSM Road Show is presented by the fine folks at AJ’s Good Time Bar in Nashville, Tennessee!

See below for audition submission and performance details!


Audition Details

Auditions will take place from 1-3 p.m. CT at the location sites listed below. One finalists from each of these audition sites will move on to the final round of competition, which will take place from 1-3 p.m. CT at AJ’s Good Time Bar in Nashville, TN on March 24. The grand prize winner will have the opportunity to play the Grand Ole Opry in 2018 on the same evening Opry member Alan Jackson makes an appearance.

Audition Sites:

  1. Saturday, January 27 | The Palace Theatre | Crossville, TN
  2. Saturday, February 17 | The Palace Theatre | Gallatin, TN
  3. Saturday, February 24 | The Roxy Regional Theatre | Clarksville, TN
  4. Saturday, March 10 | Sugarlands Distilling Co. | Gatlinburg, TN
  5. Wednesday, March 14 | The Capitol Theatre | Lebanon, TN

Competition Finals:

  1. Saturday, March 24 | AJ’s Good Time Bar | Nashville, TN

Submission Options:

  1. Upload via SonicBids HERE!
  2. Email either an MP3 or performance video directly HERE!
  3. Mail your CD to WSM at 2644 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN, 37214

Please Note:  Contestants MUST submit audition material in advance to be considered for one of the WSM Road Show dates. All selected applicants will be contacted directly and scheduled for an onsite audition date. There will be NO walk-up onsite auditions taking place at any of our theater locations.

Special thanks to our great show sponsor:

CONTEST LIMITATIONS: Please be advised that you must meet the following eligibility requirements (which may be changed at any time by WSM or AJ’s Good Time Bar in its sole discretion) in order to proceed with participation in the WSM Road Show
  • Must be a U.S. resident, 18+
  • Audition will be a combination of country music cover and original tunes, accompanied by the WSM House Band
  • Contestants must timely complete participant agreement and return all requested audition materials by dates requested
  • If chosen for an onsite audition, contestants will be asked to travel at your own expense to the assigned Tennessee audition site
  • Participants who have won a WSM talent competition within the past (4) years are not eligible for the 2018 WSM Road Show Talent Competition
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