Spencer Crandall; Photo Courtesy of Chris Hollo/Opry
Spencer Crandall; Photo Courtesy of Chris Hollo/Opry

Spencer Crandall Receives Standing Ovation During Opry Debut: “I’ll Remember This Night For As Long As I Live”

Spencer Crandall received a standing ovation during his Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, September 16.

“The standing ovation at the end of his debut ‘Made’ his night that much sweeter! 👏 Congratulations on your Opry debut @spencercrandall!,” the Opry shared in an Instagram post alongside a video clip. 

Crandall took the stage at the historic Opry just weeks after announcing Western, his fourth studio album, set to drop on October 21. Crandall treated the sold-out Opry crowd to two of his viral SiriusXM The Highway hits: “My Person” and “Made.”

The rising star was adorned in his great-grandfather’s bolo tie – a Western singer/songwriter and inspiration of Crandall’s – for good luck before his career altering performance.

“Country music just runs so deeply in my family. This is a dream come true. I feel like somebody’s gotta pinch me because I have to be dreaming,” Crandall gushed in the Opry’s Instagram video.

“I’ll never forget last night, as long as I live. Thank you @opry ❤️,” Crandall captioned an Instagram post.

Jeff Cherry, Hudson Hill Mgmt., and WME’s Austin Mullins made Crandall’s special night even sweeter with a surprise plaque presentation.

“Making my Grand Ole Opry debut surrounded by all of my family and friends was surreal,” said the Denver, Colorado native. “When I moved to town six years ago, playing the Opry was always right at the top of my bucket list. To have done just that, especially as an independent artist, it means that much more. It was one of the highlights of my life and I’ll remember this night for as long as I live.”

More than 30 members of Crandall’s family showed up to support the country powerhouse, whose lineage was the inspiration behind the artist’s upcoming record Western.

Western is a modern American coming-of-age tale told in six chapters: Scorpion, Mustang, Revolver, Pickaxe, Desert and Gold. Crandall lays it all on the line in the vulnerable project that touches on intense themes including addiction and therapy. The self-made singer dropped “To Be Continued,” the last chapter of Revolver, the night of his Opry debut.

Crandall will kick off his 26-stop headlining tour on October 6 at Manchester Music Hall in Lexington, KY.


“There is A Fire” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Nathan Johnson, Asher Peterson, Jonah Oh

“K[no]w Better” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Lydia Dall, Royale Lynn, Jeff Cherry

“Get Away From Me” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Michael August, Carlo Colasacco

“The Ballad of the Mustang” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Lydia Dall

“Didn’t Do” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Haley Mae Campbell, Lydia Dall

“7 and 70” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Aubrey Toone, Charlie Brennan

“What Do We Do Now?” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Scott Porter, Joe Tounge

“Friends” // Spencer Crandall, Joe Tounge, Nate Dodge

“Girls Like You” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Joe Tounge, Lauren McLamb

“No New Memories” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Gus Ross, Luke Eisner

“Future in the Past” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Joe Tounge, Lauren McLamb

“To Be Continued…” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Joe Tounge, Nate Dodge

“Red Flags” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Gus Ross, Luke Eisner

“Made” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Andrew Beason, Ian McConnell, Jeff Cherry

“You’re Still The One” // Written by Shania Twain, Robert John Lange

“Side of the Stage” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Lydia Dall, Lauren McLamb

“Enough” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Austin Brown, Jeffrey East, Steven Martinez

“Getting There” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Tofer Brown, Lauren Huntgate

“Anyone” // Written by Justin Bieber, Jonathan Bellion, Andrew Wotman, Alexander Izquierdo, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Michael Pollack, Raul Cubina

“Our Forever” // Written by Spencer Crandall, Kelly Archer, Rhett Akins


Oct. 6, 2022 – Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall

Oct. 7, 2022 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

Oct. 8, 2022 – Indianapolis, IN – 8 Seconds Saloon

Oct. 13, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

Oct. 15, 2022 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

Oct. 16, 2022 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory

Oct. 20, 2022 – San Diego, CA – Moonshine Beach

Oct. 21, 2022 – Las Vegas, Nev. – Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

Oct. 22, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe

Oct. 23, 2022 – Sacramento, CA – Goldfield Trading Post

Oct. 27, 2022 – Grand Junction, CO – Warehouse 2565

Oct. 28, 2022 – Denver, CO – The Grizzly Rose

Oct. 29, 2022 – Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck

Nov. 3, 2022 – Saint Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall

Nov. 4, 2022 – Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs Bar

Nov. 5, 2022 – Omaha, NE – Barnato

Nov. 15, 2022 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In

Nov. 17, 2022 – Oklahoma City, OK – Beer City Music Hall

Nov. 18, 2022 – Houston, TX – House of Blues – Bronze Peacock

Nov. 19, 2022 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – Cambridge

Dec. 1, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Joe’s on Weed Street

Dec. 2, 2022 – West Peoria, IL – Crusens

Dec. 3, 2022 – Rootstown, OH – Dusty Armadillo

Dec. 7, 2022 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

DEc. 8, 2022 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java

Dec. 9, 2022 – Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille

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