Takamine Artist Dillon Carmichael Debuts at Grand Ole Opry

There's no bigger stage in country music than the Grand Ole Opry, and tomorrow night (Tuesday August 21), up-and-coming Takamine artist Dillon Carmichael will be there, front and center.

In February, we at Takamine were introduced to this talented Kentuckian by way of an overheard rehearsal in Nashville. We had to know who that classic country baritone belonged to. Though we had not previously met the soulful 23-year-old, we learned he was just a degree or two removed from Takamine family. His manager, industry veteran John Dorris, had sent a few of his artists our way years earlier, including the great Montgomery Gentry and a gangly Okie named Blake Shelton.

Pro Series P6JC BSB, Dillon Carmichael's guitar of choice.

We decided to make Dillon's acceptance in the Takamine family official then and there with a new P6JC BSB. The big-sounding Pro Series jumbo is crafted at the famous Takamine design and manufacturing facility in Sakashita, Japan, and offers a resonant solid spruce top with scalloped "X" top bracing for maximum volume, a solid flame maple back and flame maple sides, and Takamine's proprietary CTP-3 Cool Tube™ preamp system paired with the unique Palathetic™ under-saddle pickup for peerless amplified response. Dillon and the P6JC have appeared together many times since, like in in this cool video for his summer single "It's Simple".

So if you can, check out Dillon’s Opry debut on August 21, where he will likely perform “It’s Simple” and -- with any luck -- the killer title track from his upcoming debut album Hell on an Angel, scheduled for release Oct 26. Keep up with Dillon at his web site.