Dionne Warwick is one of music’s most decorated R&B and gospel artists, but the icon will go country when she makes her Grand Ole Opry debut on December 6.
Warwick has long toyed with the idea of experimenting with country music, which goes to show that performing on the Opry isn’t just a dream for rising country singers. For artists of other genres, being a part of an American institution — even if only for a night — is an honor. Warwick will add her name to a list of distinguished non-country performers including James Brown, Barry Gibb, and Pharrell Williams who have all appeared on the Opry in its 94-year history.
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