Country pop artist Rory John Zak demonstrated a gift for piano from a young age, sparking a lifelong love of music. Rory continued to develop into a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and by the age of 15 became a local sensation in his hometown of Raleigh, NC. His strong work ethic and popularity landed him a full time gig at The Carolina Opry by the age of 17 - the youngest full time cast member in their 33-year history. Now at 18, his singing, piano, and guitar talents continue to entertain audiences and connect with his fans. Rory performs nightly (Monday - Saturday) at The Carolina Opry as well as select venues and festivals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


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How many instruments do you play?

My main instruments are piano and guitar.  I also play banjo, drums, pedal steel and trumpet.

Favorite TV Show?

Hawaii Five-O and CMT music videos.

Musical Influences?

There are way too many to list.  It's a big range of artists and many different genres.

Many but definitely Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Chris Martin and Kenny Chesney are at the top of the list. 

You got any pets?

Yes! I have a beautiful black and white English Springer Spaniel named Wendy!