Wyatt Flores Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut: “My Heart Is Very Full Of Joy And Happiness”

“I still don’t feel like I deserve to stand in that circle, but I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to do so,” Flores shared.

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Posted on January 22, 2024

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Wyatt Flores Opry Debut; Photo Courtesy of Hayley Gjertsen (@hayleyshoots)

Wyatt Flores marked a huge moment in his career over the weekend, making his Grand Old Opry debut on Saturday, January 20. Flores performed his hit song “Holes” along with an unreleased track, “Milwaukee,” which will be released on January 26.

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Flores’ performance was a hit with the audience, who gave him a standing ovation and applause so loud that Flores could barely hear himself speak. “I’m a 22-year-old kid figuring out death, heartbreak, life, money, struggles and everything else,” he said, via The Tennessean.

Talking to Whiskey Riff after his performance, Flores revealed that he wanted to celebrate the occasion by drinking with his mom. “Aw man, my plan is to get my mother drunk,” he said. “It sounds awful, as I say it out loud. My mom only gets drunk and parties with me maybe three times a year, and I’m hoping that we start off this year with a bang.

“She keeps it pretty civil because she’s always driving my dad; however, Grandma’s in town, so maybe she might drive. I don’t know… Uber them wherever, but yes. If I could get my mother to party and rage tonight, I would lose my mind.”

Wyatt Flores Opry Debut; Photo Courtesy of Hayley Gjertsen (@hayleyshoots)
Wyatt Flores Opry Debut; Photo Courtesy of Hayley Gjertsen (@hayleyshoots)

Reflected On The Milestone Moment

The singer later reflected on his milestone on Instagram, posting a series of photos of himself on stage, backstage and spending time with family and friends who were there to support him.

“I want to thank everyone who tuned in or showed up for my @opry Debut last night,” he wrote in his caption. “I still don’t feel like I deserve to stand in that circle, but I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to do so. My heart is very full of joy and happiness for all the blessings that are in my life. Love y’all.”

He also told fans who weren’t at the Opry about the upcoming release of “Milwaukee,” inviting them to pre-save the song HERE.

Flores echoed his statement of humility to The Tennessean, downplaying the talent that has been connecting with fans in a big way over the past few years. “I don’t think that I’m good — at all,” he said. “I don’t think that I deserve any of this credibility at all. I’m lucky that people like my songs. I’m trying to achieve freedom by connecting with the emotions related to making it out of my situation and being somebody in this world.”

Meteoric Rise To Fame

An Oklahoma native, Flores began posting on TikTok in 2020 and quickly amassed a following. He has accumulated over 200 million career streams over the past two years and released his debut project, Life Lessons, in 2023. Music Mayhem has named Flores an Artist To Watch in 2024 as he continues to reach new heights of success.

“My fans believe that I’m one of their trusted peers in whom they can confide their deepest secrets — so I am them, and they are me,” Flores explained to The Tennessean, further praising and thanking his fans. “The love and support of the fans we care about [shows itself as them] buying merch and tickets,” he said. “Without them, we’d be sleeping on couches without anything to call our own except the clothes on our backs. Mix that with remaining a person of high character as all of this is happening, and we’ll be successful for decades.”

Wyatt Flores Opry Debut; Photo Courtesy of Hayley Gjertsen (@hayleyshoots)
Wyatt Flores Opry Debut; Photo Courtesy of Hayley Gjertsen (@hayleyshoots)

This year, Flores will embark on his headlining Life Lessons Tour, launching in Tampa, Florida on January 25 with a number of dates already sold out. Nolan Taylor, Evan Honer, Kat Hasty, Zach Russell, Jonathan Peyton, Lance Roark, Brendan Walter, Brennan Edwards and Kindred Valley will support Flores on select dates.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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