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Cam Surprises Sam Williams with Invite to Make Opry Debut

Sam Williams

Country superstar Cam surprised singer/songwriter Sam Williams at the final stop on her OH, THE PLACES WE’LL GO! European tour Saturday night (9/14), inviting the son of Hank Williams Jr. and grandson of Hank Williams Sr. to make his Grand Ole Opry debut in front of a sold-out crowd at Berlin’s Huxley’s Neue Welt. Wide Open Country broke the news of the performance, which will take place October 9. 

“The moment Cam asked me, I was too focused on our last night singing together and it almost didn’t even register in my brain,” Williams told Wide Open Country of the surprise invite. “After singing ‘Jolene,’ I came off stage and balled like a baby. I pressed an emergency exit button side stage, frantically trying to FaceTime everyone I knew. This happening is truly historic and I am so excited.”

Williams recently released his latest single “Weatherman” (9/6) – an “electrifying cover” (Sounds Like Nashville) of his father’s 1981 hit. The tune has already been added to Apple Music’s Breaking Country and Country Roads playlists, Amazon’s Fresh Folk & Americana playlist, Spotify’s New Music Nashville playlist and Pandora’s New Americana Now and This Year In Americana playlists. 

He recently returned to the U.S. after a successful run opening for Cam at all eight stops of her OH, THE PLACES WE’LL GO! European tour, which kicked off September 1 with a show at Belfast, Ireland’s Empire Music Hall and included performances in London, Sheffield, England, Manchester, U.K., Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paris, France and Hamburg, Germany. 

He released previous single, “Gemini” on June 21 – the last day of Gemini season. Praised by many for his voice “exuding equal parts power and grace” (Rolling Stone) that seems to “rise from another spiritual plane,” (Sounds Like Nashville) the CMT “Must-See Indie You Need To Know” is poised to leave his own legacy on country music, unafraid to push his own creative limits and break through the self-inflicted limitations that threaten the genre as a whole.  

Gemini’s are known for keeping others on their toes. Just like his father, Hank Williams, Jr., Blake Shelton, Prince, Paul McCartney, Boy George and more, the charismatic acts excel at almost anything they put their minds to. Inspired by “the new Nashville” with artists like Margo Price, Tyler Childers, Ruston Kelly and more blurring genre lines, Williams feels it’s his time to share the art he’s been crafting in the studio. Influenced by artists from Billie Eilish to Dolly Parton, his sister Holly Williams to Drake, it’s easy to see why so many have been keeping an eye on him in anticipation of what’s to come. 

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