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Newcomer Tyler Farr will make his Grand Ole Opry debut Saturday night, but it won’t be his first time on that historic stage. Tyler’s stepfather played guitar for George Jones, and Tyler actually stood on the side of the Opry stage and watched Jones perform the country classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

Tyler says, “My arms filled with goosebumps. It was then that I knew The Grand Ole Opry was the heart and soul of country music.”

Tyler also went on the road with his stepfather and George at times. After two years in college, Tyler moved to Nashville and got a job playing at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge on Lower Broadway.  He says of that honky tonk experience, “It probably took five years off of my life, but doing that was the best thing for me. It taught me the art of entertaining and hosting a party.”

Since then, Tyler has opened shows for the likes of Miranda Lambert and Jerrod Niemann. He’s set to perform his debut single, “Hot Mess,” on the Opry Saturday night.

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