This past weekend on the stage of the historic Grand Ole Opry, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND performed and welcomed a very special guest on-stage for a little help singing the group’s classic hit, “Can’t You See.” That special guest was 21-year-old singing Walmart cashier sensation, KAYLA SLONE.
“I had seen this girl on the news and when I found out she would be performing on the Opry with us, I knew we had to invite her back out after her set to help us sing ‘Can’t You See,'” says MTB lead singer and founding member Doug Gray.
Slone recently made national headlines after a customer recorded her singing while on-duty as a cashier at a Walmart in her home state of West Virginia. The video recording was uploaded to the Internet and soon attracted the attention of the national media (click HERE for more). One of Slone’s dreams was to perform on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. She was given that opportunity after the Opry contacted her with a personal invite.
“It was a real honor to sing on the Grand Ole Opry stage and be a part of a great tradition,” says Slone. “It was also a special treat to sing with The Marshall Tucker Band and it goes to show you that dreams really do come true!”
Gray notes, “We had so much fun singing with Kayla. She was a real pro and I know she will go far in this business. I had chills up and down my spine after hearing her sing!”
About The Marshall Tucker Band
Forty-one years ago, The Marshall Tucker Band was founded in Spartanburg, SC. Thanks to hits like “Can’t You See,” “Heard It In A Love Song” and “Fire On The Mountain,” the 5x Gold, 3x Platinum-selling southern rock group has sold more than 15 million albums to date. MTB songs have been featured in major motion picture films and television series including Blow, The Box, Swing Vote, Half Nelson, My Name Is Earl, Cold Case and Good Guys. CMT (Country Music Television) named the MTB’s “Can’t You See” the #4 Greatest Southern Rock Song . The MTB’s debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, reigns as Gibson Guitar’s #5 Greatest Southern Rock Album. Recently, UltimateClassicRock.com crowned the MTB’s “Can’t You See” the #1 Greatest Southern Rock song ever recorded.
For additional information on The Marshall Tucker Band, visit www.marshalltuckerband.com.