‘American Idol’ Country Star Harper Grace to Open for Nelly on Tour This Fall
Harper Grace rose to fame on Season 16 of American Idol with her original song “Yard Sale.” Even though she did not make it into the Top 24 on that season, she has been able to use the show as a platform to gain a ton of opportunities. The Texas native is performing as the opening act on Nelly’s Lil Bit of Music Series this fall.
‘American Idol’ Star Harper Grace is Opening Up Nelly’s Lil Bit of Music Series
Harper will join Nelly and Blanco Brown for the tour dates starting on October 9 until October 24. American Idol alum Jimmie Allen will be joining the tour in place of Brown from November 26 to December 5. Tickets are now on sale. Harper announced the exciting news on Instagram for her 32,800 followers.
“I’m the official opener for @nellyheadline tour!! Extremely excited to share a stage with these amazing people & getting to travel to hugs all af your NECKS!!!” she wrote.
Harper was brought back to the American Idol finale in Season 16 to sing “Yard Sale.” She dropped an official music video for the song shortly after. This led to an opportunity to join judge Luke Bryan at Off The Rails Country Music Fest in 2019. She also got to perform and meet fans at CMA Fest in Nashville.
After performing in a bunch of shows all over the U.S., Harper has plenty of experience to take on the concert experience with Nelly. Nelly competed on Dancing with the Stars in Season 29. He wasn’t necessarily the best technical dancer but won the audience over with his personality and heart. The rapper finished the competition in third place.
It may seem a bit interesting that country artists are joining Nelly on tour. He has actually been tapping into country music for his entire career. He was one of the first rappers to crossover into country music after releasing “Over And Over” with Tim McGraw in 2004. His remix of “Cruise” with Florida Georgia Line became a hit country anthem in 2013. Could we see a potential musical collaboration between Nelly and Harper in the future?