Waterloo Revival recently made their debut on the Grand Ole Opry, but before taking the stage for their big moment, they filmed a special backstage performance that Taste of Country readers get to see first.

The duo consisting of Cody Cooper and George Birge first met in middle school, and kept making music together through high school before going off to separate colleges. They both established themselves in successful 9-to-5 careers, but found the call of their musical partnership too strong to resist, quitting their day jobs and moving back to their hometown of Austin, Texas in 2012 to form Waterloo Revival.

They subsequently moved to Nashville and signed with Big Machine, which has recently released their second single, "Bad for You." They took some time out before their Opry debut on Sept. 8, 2015 to perform "Fall" in an exclusive acoustic performance in the backstage Opry Lounge, emphasizing the softer side of their talents.

The lyrics paint a hazy romantic daydream: "Fall like the rain on a roof on a summer night / Fall like the fire dripping out of that July sky / If you're out on the edge of night / Don't even think, just close your eyes / Let go your heart and I'll catch it / All you got to do is let it fall."

They perform the song simply, seated on stools and strumming two acoustic guitars, accompanied only by a light snare part in a bare-bones arrangement that brings their genuine song craft and vocal presence to the fore.

"This was a day we never actually believed would come," the duo say of playing the Opry. So for two guys that have been playing together since sixth grade, this really is the most amazing experience of our musical journey so far.”

Take a look at the exclusive performance in the clip above.

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