Notable Kentucky Opry Alumni

These talented folks started out as members of Billie Jean Osborne's Kentucky Opry right here at The Mountain Arts Center. 

 

 

 

 

Ray Salyer

 

Bass

 

Since the Opry, Ray has been associated with acts such as Exile and John Michael Montgomery.

 

 

 

 

 

J.T. Cure

 

Bass

 

J.T. has played bass for the Jompson Brothers and Chris Stapleton.

 

 

 

 

 

Beau Tackett

 

Guitar

 

After playing in the opry, Beau went on to play for Jake Owen and Blake Shelton.

 

 

 

 

 

Kory Caudill

 

Keyboards

 

Along with his solo career, Kory has played for Justin Moore.

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Coleman

 

Guitar, Banjo

 

Since the Opry, Roger has also been associated with Justin Moore.

 

 

 

 

 

Jesse Wells

 

Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin

 

Jesse is a part of the musical group The Wooks along with playing for Tyler Childers.

 

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Lynn Howard

 

Vocals, Bass

 

Since the Opry, Rebecca went on to release the chart-topping single "Forgive" as a solo artist and has toured with many famed artists such as Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, and Steven Tyler. She is also part of the Loving Mary Band.

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Martin

 

Vocals, Guitar

 

Josh has went on to become a successful recording artist, session player, and songwriter with Sony Publishing.

 

 

 

 

 

Brittany Taylor

 

Vocals, Guitar

 

Brittany Taylor moved to Nashville at 17 and ended up forming the band Triple Run, who performs the song "Hey Kentucky."

 

 

 

 

 

Haley Sullivan

 

Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals

 

Haley has went on to play keyboard for country artist Pam Tillis.

 

 

 

 

 

Clarke Sexton

 

Drums, Bass, Vocals

 

Clarke has taken up residency in Nashville and tours the area with his group of musicians.