Independence native Jason Pritchett is scheduled to perform tonight (Tuesday) at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Pritchett is the bandleader for the Billy Dean and the Steel Horses band, which is performing this year in Branson. The band is set to do three songs at the Opry.

Pritchett is is a 1999 graduate of Truman High School and was a top-five finalist on "America's Got Talent" in 2007.