Show Dates for 2016: June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22 & July 29 – 7:30pm.
Lee Mace at the Ozark Opry gave Clay Campbell an opportunity to to perform on his show when he was only 14yrs old and he has always remembered that. Mr Campbell likes to showcase young talent.
Some of the best young talent this side of the Mississippi perform Friday Nights in June, July & August at the Kentucky Opry’s “Stars of Tomorrow” Shows. We showcase the incredible talent of 2-time Grand National banjo champ – Aaron Thompson, 7 year old Mason Ramsey known as “Little Hank” who stole the show at a recent Josh Turner concert, 15 year old Carson McKee, the opening act for Charlie Daniels plus many more talented performers.
The Stars of Tomorrow and the Opry Band will feature the music of Taylor Swift, The Jane Deer Girls, Chris Young, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, The Zac Brown Band and Sugarland and even some Classic Country, 50’s, Bluegrass Music. Come and watch the Young Stars shine.
To see the dates these young people are performing check out our schedule of events.
Stars of Tomorrow Cast
Maci Brewington 9 yrs, is a sixth grader at Ballard County. Maci loves singing and playing the guitar. Show also plays softball and volleyball. Maci is Clay & Barbie Campbell’s grandaughter. Maci was the winner in the 4 -H contest and will be competing at the Kentucky State Fair this year. She is the daughter of Mike & Jill Brewington of La Center, KY.
Julia Hall 12 yrs, is a seventh grader from Cobden, Il. She was the winner in the Beginner Division of the 2015 Kentucky Opry Talent Search and also “People’s Choice” Winner. She also was a guest performer at the Ronnie Milsap concert this year at the Carson Center in Paducah, KY.
Lexy Tays is 17 years old and is from Princeton, Kentucky. She sings and plays guitar. She began taking lessons from Mr. Clay at age 12 in 2011. Lexy assists at leading worship at First Baptist Church in Princeton. She attends Caldwell County High School where she plays volleyball. She competes at several different competitions in the area and placed second in the junior division of the Kentucky Opry Talent Search.
Kate Ward, age 13, is a ninth grade home-schooled student who enjoys violin, piano, dance, and reading. Kate especially delights in playing at the Kentucky Opry! Kate began her violin training at the age of eight and has recently completed five years of instruction with her teacher Clay Campbell. She is a member of the Paducah Symphony Youth Orchestra Fiddlers Philharmonic where she served as concertmaster for the 2015-2016 season. She has been privileged to win several awards for her fiddle playing. Kate won first place in the Instrumental Division of the 2015 Kentucky Opry Talent Search and has won awards at several fiddle contests including Fiddlers’ Jamboree (Holladay, TN), Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree (Smithville, TN), Twin Lakes National Fiddler Championship (Leitchfield, KY), Mid-America Fiddlers Championship (Branson, MO), Laura Ingalls Wilder Fiddle Off (Mansfield, MO), Grand Master Fiddle Championship (Nashville, TN), and Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention (Athens, AL). Kate is the daughter of Michael D. and Janet Yates Ward of Kuttawa.
Mason Ramsey is 9 yrs old from Golconda,IL. We just call him Little Hank because he loves to sing Hank Williams Senior Songs. He is a true entertainer and is learning to yodel and play guitar. Mason lives with his grandparents in Golconda Il and is in the 4th grade.
Hannah Gibson, 15 yrs, is the daughter of Dr. David and Cindy Gibson of Dexter, Ky. She has studied violin for 7 years and enjoys learning and studying various styles of music. With a classical background, she became a student of Clay Campbell in 2013 to develop her talents playing fiddle music. Hannah’s participation in the Opry Talent Search placed her 1st in the Instrumental Division in 2014 and 2nd in the Instrumental Division in 2015. She is also a member of the Paducah Youth Symphony Orchestra, holding a principal chair during the 2014-2015 season. Along with performing at the Opry, Hannah likes to read, dance, participate in local theatre, sing and play the piano.
Cutter Singleton – Age 9, is a fifth grader at Crittenden County Elementary School who enjoys banjo, guitar, dobro, history, and fishing. Cutter relishes in visiting the local nursing homes and sharing his talent with the elderly. He began playing banjo at the age of six and now performs regularly with his brother, Cash and two bluegrass bands: Jack Martin and Good Company and Justamere Bluegrass Band. Cutter has competed in three talent competitions thus far, which have resulted in four awards: 1st Place Overall 2016 Pennington Folk Festival, 1st Place 2016 Instrumental Division at the Kentucky Opry Talent Search, 2016 People’s Choice Award at the Kentucky Opry Talent Search, and 2nd Place Overall 2015 Pennington Folk Festival. He most recently attended Bluegrass Boot Camp at Bill Monroe’s 50th Annual Bluegrass Music Festival where he performed on the world famous Bean Blossom stage. Cutter’s favorite musician is Earl Scruggs. Cutter aspires to meet Marty Stuart to discuss life on the road with Lester Flatt and someday play on the Grand Ole Opry. Cutter is the older brother of Cash Singleton and the son of Jason and Shelley Singleton of Marion, KY.
Cash Singleton – age 6, is a second grader at Crittenden County Elementary School who enjoys singing, guitar, football, basketball, and collecting rocks. Cash’s favorite place to perform is in front of his classmates at his school where he prefers to sing bluegrass and classic country songs. Cash began playing guitar at the age of 5; but his love for singing began to show at age 3 when he would constantly sing around his home and all through the aisles of the local grocery store. His first performance on stage was an unrehearsed, spur of the moment event at the Fohs Hall BBQ Benefit in the Fall of 2015. Cash has competed in only one talent competition thus far and it earned him a spot in the Top 5 in the Beginner’s Division at the 2016 Kentucky Opry Talent Search. His most recent performance was much like his first, with no practice whatsoever, but this time on a much bigger stage for a much bigger audience; he appeared behind the mic between performances at Bill Monroe’s 50th Annual Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival and belted out ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ to which the crowd went wild. Cash’s favorite musicians are Johnny Cash and Lester Flatt. Cash wants to be a geologist when he grows up. Cash is the younger brother of Cutter Singleton and the son of Jason and Shelley Singleton of Marion, KY.
Mia Jaco – Mia Jaco is the daughter of Paul and Vi Jaco and lives in Benton. Mia is an 8th grader and enjoys showing walking horses, working around the farm and playing guitar and banjo. She is also a black belt in Taewondo. She has a strong work ethic and is a Christian.