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Chris Bandi Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

Chris Bandi
Photo credit: Grand Ole Opry Photo By Chris Hollo

Breakthrough singer/songwriter and RECORDS artist Chris Bandi made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Tuesday, February 25 taking his first steps inside the circle, witnessed by an audience full of fans, friends, and family.  After an introduction by host, Bill Cody, Bandi delivered an energetic set, including unreleased songs “What If We Don’t,” and “They Make Whiskey,” closing out with his redemptive hit single, “Man Enough Now.”  The coming-of-age tempo track, written by Bandi along with Jason Massey and Jason Duke, has racked up over 75 million streams and counting and is impacting country radio now.

“Feeling a lot of emotions, this is one of the greatest days of my life, “ says Bandi.  “It was magical.  Everyone told me how amazing the crowd is, and I don’t think you can really put it into words until you walk out into the circle.”

Catch Chris Bandi in concert:
2/27                Wild Greg’s Saloon                 Pensacola, FL
2/28                The Crazy Bull                         Macon, GA
2/29                Saddle Bags                             Savannah, GA
3/6                  The Ranch                               Fort Myers, FL
3/11                Gramercy Theatre                  New York, NY
3/12                Blue Ocaen Music Hall            Salisbury, MD
3/13                Six String Grill & Stage            Foxborough, MA
3/14                Aura                                        Portland, ME
3/18                Intersection Lounge                Grand Rapids, MI
3/19                The Clyde Theatre                   Fort Wayne, IN
3/20                The Bluestone                         Columbus, OH
3/21                Touch of Texas                        Binghamton, NY
+ more dates at

Named an “Artist To Watch” by Entertainment Weekly, The Boot, Sounds Like Nashville, NY Country Swag, and Country Music Tattle Tale and with over 75 Million global audio and video streams on his evocative hit “Man Enough Now,” Chris Bandi is poised for his breakthrough in country music.  The St. Louis, Missouri native has been writing songs since high school. He began making the trek to Nashville during his college days at Ole Miss, honing his craft playing small clubs and making the big move to Music City after graduation.  Nashville took notice of his passion for storytelling and multi-genre tinged vocals, evidenced by a publishing deal with BMG and a RECORDS label deal, a joint venture label between Barry Weiss and Sony Music Entertainment, in late 2019.  He is managed by Wide Open Music. Bandi joined American Idol Season 17 winner Laine Hardy on tour last fall, and is currently out with country breakout Matt Stell for dates, January through March with a brand-new EP expected to release in 2020. Check for tickets and information and follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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