Rory John Zak is a 21-year old country/pop artist originally from Raleigh, NC. From a young age, Rory demonstrated a gift for piano, sparking a lifelong love of music. Rory developed into a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, winning talent competitions and performing weekly shows as a solo artist and band front-man while still in high school. That popularity caught the attention of Calvin Gilmore and at the age of 17, Rory became the youngest full-time cast member in The Carolina Opry Theater’s 35-year history. Songwriters and industry veterans in Nashville also took notice of the young man with the big smile and personality to match and, despite a busy schedule here at the theater, Rory continues to travel to Music City to write and record as often as possible. You can hear the coastal influences in Rory’s music melded with his country roots from his years spent on summer vacations in the Outer Banks and living the beach life in SC.