Brad Long, featured performer at The Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach, SC, is highlighted in the Best New Nashville album released Monday exclusively in Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide. Produced by country music star Teddy Gentry, Best New Nashville is a compilation of 12 new artists paired with 12 new songs; each pairing of song and artist on this CD was carefully considered and planned by Gentry.
Brad Long has been performing nightly on the stage of The Carolina Opry and Good Vibrations shows in Myrtle Beach for over 2 years. Long began his musical career at a very early age, playing at many live music venues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and quickly became a known for his dynamic range and power-house vocals. This isn’t Long’s first time in the spotlight and it won’t be his last. Long has opened for such greats as Rodney Atkins, Tracey Lawrence, Keith Anderson, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Cagle, Shooter Jennings, Craig Morgan and Little Big Town.
“Cracker Barrel is pleased to work with Teddy Gentry on this special project to provide a showcase for some very talented artists from whom we might well be hearing more in the future,” said Chris Ciavarra, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cracker Barrel. Carolina Opry performer and owner, Calvin Gilmore, who is no stranger to Nashville himself, records there and has appeared numerous times on The Grande Ole Opry. Gilmore says “Brad is an amazing talent. I’m proud to have him as a cast member at The Carolina Opry, and proud that The Carolina Opry offers that level of talent from our stage every night.”
As soon as Best New Nashville hits shelves, fans can go online to vote for their favorite artists and song simply by visiting http://www.bestnewnashville.com. The CD is available in any of the 601 company-owned locations in over 42 states.
Gilmore Entertainment has long been the leader of musical variety show entertainment in the Southeast, with the classic Carolina Opry show and their new hit, Good Vibrations. Gilmore and his Carolina Opry have been featured by USA Today, ABC Nightly News, Southern Living Magazine, Variety, and a host of other newspapers and television shows. It is the only Myrtle Beach show to receive the coveted South Carolina Governor’s Cup, as well as being voted South Carolina’s Most Outstanding Attraction. In recent years, Gilmore has performed regularly on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and he is designated as South Carolina’s Official Country Music Ambassador.