Cassadee Pope, Janelle Arthur, & Ayla Brown Debut At The Grand Ole Opry (VIDEO)

Season 3 winner of The Voice Cassadee Pope, Season 12 American Idol finalist Janelle Arthur, and Season 5 American Idol semifinalist Ayla Brown all recently made their debuts at the Grand Ole Opry, and now the Opry has made video of songs they performed at their debuts available for everyone to check out. All 3 ladies were backed by the Opry band, though Cassadee and Janelle also brought along their own guitarists.

Cassadee Pope – “Wasting All These Tears” (cowritten by Caitlyn Smith and Rollie Gaalswyk)

Cassadee also performed her cover of the Miranda Lambert/Blake Shelton cowrite “Over You” at her debut.

Janelle Arthur – “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” (a cover of the Hank Williams classic)

Janelle also performed an original song cowritten by Dolly Parton’s uncle Bill Gibson, Janelle’s uncle, and then reworked by Janelle herself, followed by the hymn, “Our God, He Is Alive.” Check out audio of her full set HERE.

Ayla Brown – “Hero In Her Hometown” (Ayla cowrote this with Morry Trent)

Ayla made her Opry debut back during Memorial Day weekend, and her performance appropriately honored those who serve in the US military. In addition to “Hero In Her Hometown,” she performed “Pride Of America,” a song she cowrote with Charlie Hutto and Courtney Dashe. Check out the recently released video for the song here:

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