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Troy Olsen Comes Full “Circle”

Troy Olsen photo by Jim Wright, courtesy of EMI Records Nashville.

When Troy Olsen made his Grand Ole Opry last August, it was a dream come true. But it didn’t happen overnight.

“When I first moved to Nashville, I made a little promise to myself that I wouldn’t go to the Opry until I was asked to play it,” Troy explained. “So I would watch it on TV or listen to it in my truck and as one year turned to two years, and two turned to five, it began to feel like a dumb idea because I had missed a lot of cool shows!”

Troy didn’t break his promise to himself, and his patience finally paid off.

“I stuck to it and after waiting seven years, I got my record deal, my first Top 40 hit and the Opry called to invite me to play,” he said.

While the Opry House was being renovated in the wake of last year’s devastating floods, it was held at The War Memorial Auditorium and the historic Ryman Auditorium, both previous homes of the Grand Ole Opry. Troy was honored each time he played, but had yet to stand on that famous wooden circle where so many of his heroes had stood before him. Again, he patiently waited.

That magical night came Saturday, Mar. 12, when Troy performed at the Grand Ole Opry House for the first time.

“I sang two songs on that sacred piece of stage where everyone from Hank Williams to Garth Brooks has stood,” said Troy. “It really was a ‘full circle’ moment I will never forget.”

If you have ever seen Troy perform live, you know he has as much personality as he does talent. We went backstage with Troy at the Grand Ole Opry House and got to experience his excitement first hand. Check it out!

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Want more Troy Olsen? Check out his GAC web series, Living The Dream with Troy Olsen, and hear Troy tell his own story, from growing up in Arizona and being a true working cowboy, to “tattooing” his guitar and getting his big break.


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