More and more I'm seeing local artists, songwriters, and musicians making waves in Nashville. Add Owensboro fiddle player Jake Holder to the list. Jake just made his Grand Ole Opry debut Tuesday night.

Holder played in support of another Kentucky native, singer Dillon Carmichael. Dillon is the nephew of two country stars, John Michael and Eddie Montgomery. The Bluegrass State was being well-represented.

Nick Cheek of Owensboro went to Tuesday night's show and reported back:

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Both Jake's brother Cody and father Robbie expressed their pride:

Cody: "My brother Jake Holder is a few minutes away from taking the stage at the Grand Ole Opry...hard to put into words how proud of him I am."

Robbie: "I am proud of my son Jake Holder. He will be playing at the Grand Ole Opry...Tuesday night with Dillon Carmichael and AD Dunlap..."

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Just this past Friday, another local talent, Jordan Baize from Bremen, whom we introduced you to last week, took to the Opry stage to share his beautiful piano playing after he was profiled in a story playing the piano, one of the only things left of his tornado-ravaged home.

Baize joined Beaver Dam native and Grammy-winning Christian artist Jason Crabb on stage.


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