Hunter Hayes shares the Grand Ole Opry stage with some of Nashville’s newest and most inspirational songwriters YouTube

Some of the biggest and most well-known stars in country music have sat in that Grand Ole Opry dressing room, swirling in anticipation of their big performance on that grand stage.

And the folks from the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp were no different.

The extraordinary campers spent a week in Nashville learning about music and eventually writing their own original song called “Wherever You Go” with the help of famed songwriters Ross Copperman and Heather Morgan.

But it didn’t stop there.

The campers got to record their original song at Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios, and at the end of the week, those same campers were invited to perform the song on the Grand Ole Opry stage with none other than country music superstar Hunter Hayes.

“They weren’t even nervous and I love that,” explained Hayes, who worked with the residential camp members with both the writing and in the studio along with playing with them during their Opry performance.

“Anytime you get to see a song go from the writing process to the studio to the Opry stage to a standing ovation is just spectacular.”

And once again, we are reminded of why country music is so darn special.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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