NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 17, 2019) – Rising new singer/songwriter Jesse Labelle, a huge crowd favorite and regular performer at Opry Entertainment’s local hot spot Ole Red, was invited to be part of an Opry Circle Throwdown during the WSM-AM portion of the first-ever Music City Christmas Jam on Saturday at the Yee-Haw/Ole Smoky Moonshine complex in downtown Nashville. WMOT Roots Radio, Yee-Haw Brewing Co. and WSM’s Grand Ole Opry partnered to present the event to benefit for Second Harvest Food Bank. The event was sponsored by The Nashville Predators, The Tennessee Titans, The Nashville Sounds and The Opry Trust Fund.
Opry Circle Throwdowns pay homage to the celebrated circle of wood cut from the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium and placed center stage at the Grand Ole Opry House when the Opry House opened in 1974.
Labelle performed a 45-minute set to a packed crowd that included hundreds of Nashville Predator fans who attended before the Winter Classic preview game with the Dallas Stars.
Labelle is riding a career high after playing some of country music’s biggest festivals this summer including Country Stampede, Country Fan Fest and opening for artists such as Jason Aldean, Big & Rich, Granger Smith, Rodney Atkins and then the ultimate career high in realizing a dream opening for superstar Garth Brooks last month in Regina, SK, Canada. At the Garth stadium show he debuted a new song “Mystery” during his set to enormous crowd response. Following due to the overwhelming response from the fans Labelle released the song at all digital service providers and he saw his greatest career gains in his streaming numbers and social numbers with that release.
The hottest rising new singer/songwriter continues touring in support of his single “Hey Rachel.” Labelle has spent the last couple of years honing his skills and creating music in Nashville while making a name for himself around Music City as one of country music’s hottest new artists as he sold out venues all over his hometown of Nashville, TN including The Bluebird, Listening Room and as a regular at hot spot Ole Red. He has carried that over when he hit the road this summer and has been making huge impressions with fans and festival organizers on the road at some of the biggest country music festivals in the US including one of the largest Country Stampede sharing the bill with superstars like Jason Aldean. He attracted over 8,000 to the mainstage at Country Fan Fest in Utah to catch his performance.
He partnered with Country Now for the world premiere of his emotional and introspective video for his current single “Hey Rachel.” The video, directed by Teri Brown and Ian Schofinski, was filmed on the streets of his hometown Nashville, TN where his true story of “Rachel” played out. Click HERE to see “Hey Rachel” at Country Now.
“Hey Rachel” is available HERE.
With over 2 Million cumulative streams under his belt, Jesse holds nothing back with his current single and the song has gained more momentum at Spotify than any of his previous releases to date. Jesse produced the single alongside Sam Ellis (Thomas Rhett, Hunter Hayes, Danielle Bradberry).
Hey Rachel, written by Jesse and Ava Suppelsa, is available at all digital service providers or by clicking HERE.