Tigirlily Gold having a Grand Ole time after being invited to play the Opry

Hazen, North Dakota, natives and sisters Kendra and Krista Slaubaugh will play the country music landmark on May 13.

Sisters Kendra and Krista Slaubaugh of Tigirlily Gold will play the Grand Ole Opry May 13.
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FARGO — North Dakota’s Tigirlily Gold will make a big splash in Nashville, Tennessee, with their Grand Ole Opry debut on May 13.

The duo, sisters Kendra and Krista Slaubaugh, were informed via video by singer Ashley McBryde that they’d been invited to play the Nashville landmark. The sisters were recorded watching the video and were overcome with emotion. They posted that video on Thursday.

“We never hug so this is a big moment,” Kendra said, right after embracing her sister. “We love Ashley so much so it’s an honor to be asked by her.”

On Wednesday the duo hinted that something was up after posting a video clip for their upcoming single, “Hometown Song.” The clip, featuring the sisters performing in a school gym, was accompanied with text stating, “Today we received some super exciting news while filming a new video. We can’t tell you quite yet, but very soon we promise.”

At the bottom of the screen was another note, stating, “We’re about to have some good ole fun these next couple of months. ‘Hometown Song’ is out May 5th!!”


The sisters, originally from Hazen, North Dakota, are enjoying the success of their latest singles, “Blonde” and “Shoot Tequila.”

The duo is on the road now and will play Minneapolis on April 21 and July 7. The next regional shows are in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, on Aug. 19 and Jamestown, North Dakota, Aug. 25.

Previously known as Tigirlily, the duo added Gold to the name in October.

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