Caleb Lee Hutchinson American Idol Runner-up will perform at Mitchell Opera House on Jan. 7th

MITCHELL – Coming to the Mitchell Opera House on January 7th at 7 p.m. is Caleb Lee Hutchinson, American Idol runner-up of Season 16.

Caleb Lee Hutchinson

Caleb Lee Hutchinson is a rising star in the country music world, having auditioned for The Voice, competed on American Idol and became a finalist, and just released his second EP. Hutchinson holds fast to his deep Southern roots, standing proudly apart from the country mainstream.

His second EP, Slot Machine Syndrome, produced by Grammy-nominated Americana talent Brent Cobb, the set moves hard country’s bleeding edge into a new, modern era, with one of Nashville’s most dynamic vocalists embracing a grittier version of himself.

No longer the 19-year-old boy next door from 2019’s self-titled debut (produced by Sugarland’s Kristian Bush), the Georgia native proves his talent goes beyond what fans thought they knew. Recording five tracks written or co-written by himself, Hutchinson sets his booming baritone free and gives each song a swampy, electric-twang sound, building not just on his own work but also on classic artists like Jerry Reed and Merle Haggard. Working quickly with Cobb to capture the authentic magic of in-the-moment creation, each song underscores his newfound artistic honesty.

The project marks the beginning of a bold new chapter for the singer-songwriter, full of outsider’s pride and the sense of bold conviction shared by his heroes. It’s a chapter where he is finally the author of his own story.

“I want to be known for who I am, not who I’m remembered as being,” he says.

One of Nashville’s most dynamic vocalists will be performing at the Mitchell Opera House live on January 7th at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at Ace Hardware in Mitchell, or by visiting Tickets are $35 for adults, and $18 for kids 12 and under. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m.