Andrew Peterson, one of the most heralded singer/songwriters in the music industry, will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, January 18th at 7:00 pm. Peterson will share the stage at the historic Ryman Auditorium with Hunter Hayes, Diamond Rio, Joe Diffie, and the Del McCoury Band among others. Tickets are available online at www.opry.com. Peterson will perform song selections from his critically acclaimed project, Light for the Lost Boy, which was recently named one of the top 10 albums of 2012 by USA Today. The list also featured albums from such artists as Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen and Zac Brown Band. The album was also recognized by Christianity Today as the #5 album in 2012, right behind Bruce Springsteen at #4.
"I'm so grateful for the response to Light for the Lost Boy, and the chance to play some of those songs at the Opry freaks me out in the best way," says Peterson. "It's one thing to play at the Ryman, but it's another to get to be on the show that made it famous. I'm already nervous, but I can't wait."
Last month Peterson performed at the Ryman with two sold-out shows of his Christmas tour, Behold the Lamb of God. This marked Peterson's ninth performance at the Ryman and the first year that the Ryman added a second show due to high audience demand. The Christmas tour features a community of singer/songwriters and the Nashville show includes many award-winning musicians, such as Steven Curtis Chapman, Ron Block, Stuart Duncan, Buddy Greene, and Sierra Hull.
Up next for Peterson will be his second single from Light for the Lost Boy, "You'll Find Your Way," going for adds at radio in January, followed by The Storytellers Tour with labelmate Jason Gray launching February 16, 2013 in Illinois. Peterson, who is also an award-winning author, will release his 4th and final book in the Wingfeather Saga series later this year. For further updates please visit, www.andrew-peterson.com and www.wingfeathersaga.com.