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Oklahoma's Official Country Music Show
Since 1977

Rodeo Opry Auditions

The Rodeo Opry is always looking for new artists. We accept both physical and electronic promo kits. You can email your information to or send your promo kit to:

Rodeo Opry
ATTN: Auditions
2304 Exchange Avenue
OKC, OK 73108

Open Auditions have been CANCELLED.
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in our area, we have decided to cancel the open auditions that
had been scheduled for Saturday, September 25th. We apologize for the inconvenience and invite you to
send in digital or physical auditions/promo kits.

History of the Opry

The Rodeo Opry grew from a love of music and a love of family, and has become an important part of Oklahoma’s musical culture and history. Starting as a backyard gathering of family and friends who loved to play and sing country music, the Opry was formed and grew under the guidance of Granville “Grant” Leftwich (1929 – 2006). Starting at the OKC National Guard Armory as a family-oriented country show, the “Oklahoma Opry” was officially launched in 1977 in the renovated theater once called “Knob Hill” located in the Capitol Hill district of Oklahoma City. Later, moving into the historic Stockyards district in 2004, the Rodeo Opry found its new name and new home in the Rodeo Theater where it now thrives. Weekly Saturday night shows introduce talented new performers who share the stage with special guests, OKC favorites, and the professional Opry house band in a family-friendly, live music show proclaimed “Oklahoma’s Official Country Music Show.”

Listen on Hank FM

Tune in from 6-8 PM every Sunday evening for the Rodeo Opry! Listen on 99.7 Hank FM or at

The Stars Come Out

Grant Leftwich loved nothing better than discovering and promoting talented young people as they struggled to establish music careers. He created a network of opportunities through the Opry that brought new stars into the light including Bryan White, Katrina Elam and Cody Canada of Cross Canadian Ragweed. Famous Oklahoma artists such as Reba McEntire, Wanda Jackson, Jody Miller, Wade Hayes, Byron Berline, Sammi Smith and local favorite Jude Northcutt not only performed at the Opry but worked with upcoming young Oklahoma talents to open the doors to their future. Reaching beyond Oklahoma connections, Leftwich brought country music legends to our stage including Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelious, David Frizell, Johnny Rodriguez, Leroy Van Dyke and Kitty Wells. This collaborative relationship between music professionals and young performers from our state is at the heart of the Rodeo Opry.

Taking the next step into community outreach and education, the Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma (OHFO) was formed in 2004. Artist Development programs were then created that built on the foundation of the Opry shows. In addition, students from across Oklahoma learn about local history through an educational music experience titled “Oklahoma Heritage Concerts” presented to school groups on field trips to the Rodeo Opry.