Fast-becoming one of Country music’s most in-demand emerging artists, Warner Music Nashville multi-talent Shy Carter made his debut (6/25) at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN, to a standing ovation. Introducing his “signature country-soul swagger” (as praised by E! News) while appearing in the circle to wild applause, he performed “Good Love,” off debut EP ‘The Rest Of Us,’ and then walked through the packed audience for his GOLD-certified “God Whispered Your Name” cut by Keith Urban. Deeming him a “Man of the People,” check out PEOPLE’s exclusive photo gallery here.

“My Grand Ole Opry debut was a dream come true. It really was a magical and spiritual experience for me! I went into the audience and during my second song, everyone was singing along to ‘Hallelujah,’ which is towards the end of ‘God Whispered Your Name.’ It felt like everyone was happy to share in that special moment with me and I will never forget it,” shares Carter. “I even kissed the circle – both at the beginning and end of my performance – because I was just so thrilled to be standing there. It was an unbelievable honor and I’m very grateful. Thank you to everyone who made this incredible blessing happen for me. Thank you to the outstanding band who was so supportive, and the amazing crowd that made me feel at home. God bless the Grand Ole Opry.”

Adding to his list of high-profile firsts, he’s confirmed to headline the final show of the CMT Hot Prospects summer concert series at The Battery Atlanta on August 19. Playing a FREE pregame concert for fans of the 2021 World Series champions, Carter will appear just outside Truist Park on the Georgia Power Pavilion stage in Atlanta, GA, ahead of an Atlanta Braves game. He’ll also reprise his performance during the seventh-inning stretch with “God Bless America.” With more details to be announced soon, tickets can be found here.




Warner Music Nashville multi-talent Shy Carter breaks out on his own as a sought-after Country artist, songwriter, and producer. Lauded for his “top-shelf songwriting and versatile vocals,” according to Billboard, the bona fide hitmaker is one of the most formidable rising talents with credits that span Kane Brown’s “Heaven,” Charlie Puth’s “One Call Away,” Billy Currington's “It Don't Hurt Like It Used To,” Sugarland’s “Stuck Like Glue,” and Rob Thomas’ “Someday,” among others. With the release of his debut EP, ‘The Rest Of Us,’ and appearing across music festivals this summer, Carter is spotlighted in the Amazon Music Original feature-length documentary, For Love & Country. Recently making his Grand Ole Opry debut, he’s already had early success as an in-demand collaborator with features such as Tim McGraw’s “Way Down,” plus Keith Urban’s “Never Comin Down” and “My Wave,” while also working with Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, Nelly, Cole Swindell, and more. “Thoughtfully [stretching] and [challenging] the borders of the country genre,” as described by Taste of Country, Carter’s roots in Gospel, Jazz, and R&B run deep, as he pumps Pop flavors into his Soul-saturated sound. The born entertainer is a 2022 CMT LISTEN UP artist; was named on Variety’s 2018 Hitmakers list; and deemed an Artist to Watch by Amazon Music, MusicRow, and Pandora.