KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Knoxville native and Season 9 runner-up on "The Voice," Emily Ann Roberts, has been announced as the opening act for WDVX's next World Class Bluegrass concert, along with The Del McCoury Band and bluegrass prodigy Sierra Hull.
Roberts, a 17-year-old Karns High School student, finished on the talent competition just behind winner Jordan Smith, who hails from nearby Harlan, Ky. Both performers have become media sensations over the course of the show and since their homecomings.
Del McCoury has been a well-known bluegrass musician for more than 50 years, and has performed everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry to late-night TV talk shows. Sierra Hull made a name for herself starting at age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin player. Now in her mid-20s, Hull continues to release new music and tour the country.
The World Class Bluegrass concert series is organized by Knoxville's Americana radio station, WDVX, along with the Knoxville Americana Music Foundation.
The next concert is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th, at 7 p.m., at the Clayton Center for the Arts. Advance tickets are $25, $30, and $35. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the concert, for $30, $35, and $40. They are available at the Clayton Center box office, by phone at 865-981-8590, or online at the included link.