Whyrick not ‘too old’ to be an emerging artist

Lane Riggs

Staff Writer

Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House Emerging Artist Britt Whyrick, who will have his own concert on June 23 at 7 p.m., initially heard about the program through an Instagram post.

“I first heard about Emerging Artists on an Instagram post,” Whyrick said. “I thought it looked like fun, so the day I saw the post, I stopped by the opera house to ask about it. My first question to the program’s members was, ‘Am I too old to be emerging?’”

He filled out the application given to him by Rosie Whisenant, opera house manager, and won.

He said he was glad for the experience, as he will be introduced to a wider audience through the program.

“There are people that know I play, but not a lot of them have heard much of my original work,” he said. “Generally, if I’m playing Four Square Friday or somewhere in town, I’m playing covers. I always feel like in those settings, people don’t want to hear songs they don’t know.”


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