It’s always a huge accomplishment when an artists gets to perform at the Grand Ole Opry for the first time, but the career achievement had an even bigger meaning for Rory Hoffman.
The Western swing musician has been blind since birth, but that hasn’t stopped him from playing some of the most impressive guitar solos you’ll ever hear. After years of performing in his adopted hometown of Nashville and across the country, he was recently invited to make his Grand Ole Opry debut.
Hoffman’s performance of “Half of Much” blew away the crowd, who awarded him with a much-deserved standing ovation. Since moving to Nashville from South Dakota nearly a decade ago, the performer has been writing and performing constantly.
His sister, Konnie Ellis, runs Hoffman’s Facebook page, and recently revealed that he was selected to play multiple instruments on Kacey Musgraves’ upcoming album.
While most country fans may not know him by name just yet, don’t be surprised if you see a lot more of Rory Hoffman in the near future.