Wednesday, 22 May 2024 12:22

Congratulations Lainey!

Lainey Wilson performed her new song, "Hang Tight Honey" on the finale of The Voice last night, and after that performance Reba McEntire had a surprise for the ACM Entertainer of the Year.

The Voice host Carson Daly invited Lainey to the front of the stage for a quick chat, but Reba quickly hijacked the conversation by opening a small black box, that held Lainey's official invitation to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Fortunately her family was in the audience to witness the magical milestone and there were, of course, tears.

Lainey made her Opry debut on Valentine's Day of 2020. Her induction will take place June 7th during CMA Fest.

Congratulations Lainey! We can't wait to see you at The Country Fest!

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Thursday, 15 February 2024 13:35

Scotty McCreery's Opry Induction Announced

After a couple of months of waiting, we've learned that Scotty McCreery will be officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on April 20th by Opry member Josh Turner.

Scotty was invited to become a member of the country music family in December by Garth Brooks while performing for the Opry Country Christmas Show.


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Wednesday, 25 October 2023 10:45

The Newest Member Of The Grand Ole Opry!

Last night, Jon Pardi became the newest member of The Grand Ole Opry!  

He says he's looking forward to being an active member of the esteemed institution. 

"Once you become part of it, there's more learning to do.I'm excited. I'm excited to do more partnerships with music and there's always opportunities for the Opry and us to do more shows together."

Jon was invited to become a member of the Opry by Alan Jackson earlier this year during his performance at Stagecoach.


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Tuesday, 25 April 2023 11:15

Kolby Cooper's Grand Ole Opry Debut

This was the subject of my "Country Quiz" today, Kolby Cooper's Grand Ole Opry Debut. He made it in September of last year, but the Opry just published a cool, behind the scenes video of his debut. I love these because you get to know a little bit more about these newer artists and you also feel their excitement about stepping into the circle for the first time! Working so hard to get to that moment and you can watch Kolby share it with his wife and daughters as he explains that two of his biggest dreams growing up was to play country music and be a father. He also explains why he chose to sing "Stars Fall Down" for his debut.


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Wednesday, 05 October 2022 11:41

Carly Pearce Pays Tribute to Dear Miss Loretta

Carly Pearce was scheduled to play the Grand Ole Opry last night, and upon the news of Loretta Lynn passing away at the age of 90, she posted this tweet: 

During her set, Carly played a voicemail she had gotten from Loretta last year for the audience, then played her song "Dear Miss Loretta". Watching this I had goosebumps, some tears, and yes, the voicemail did make me smile, I can only imagine being in the audience! What a beautiful way to honor one of the Grand Ole Opry's most beloved and iconic members, Loretta Lynn.

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Wednesday, 04 August 2021 19:00

Congratulations Carly Pearce!

Congratulations to Carly Pearce, the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry! She was inducted last night and Trisha Yearwood did the honors. Carly posted some pictures from the night to her social media pages: 

 She also recently announced her new album 29: Written In Stone, an extention of her previous EP, 29. The album will feature the original songs on the EP, plus 8 new ones including "Dear Miss Loretta" with Patty Loveless. The new album also includes a duet, that was also co-written with Ashley McBryde on a song called "Never Wanted To Be That Girl." Other artists with writer credits include Kelsea Ballerini, Brandy Clark and Old Dominion's Matthew Ramsey. The album is set for release on September 17th. 

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Jon Pardi recently played the Grand Ole Opry and sang his new single 'Ain't Always The Cowboy'... 

Jon was just nominated for Album of the Year for Heartache Medication at this years CMA Awards. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, November 11th on ABC. Click here for a list of all of the nominees!

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Runaway June performed their newest single "We Were Rich" during the Grand Ole Opry's Live Broadcast on Saturday (August 22). Watch it below!

Next up for the trio, they are writing for a new album and finishing up a Christmas album!

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Thursday, 20 August 2020 14:46

Darius Rucker Performs 'Beers and Sunshine'!

Darius Rucker performed his new single 'Beers and Sunshine' at the Grand Ole Opry this past Saturday (August 15). If you missed it, watch below! 

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30 years ago, Garth Brooks was a brand new artist in Nashville, he just released his debut single "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)" in March, and his debut album in April. Then on this day, June 24, 1989, he made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry! He sang his debut single and "If Tomorrow Never Comes", which would end up being his first #1 hit. Of course, that was just the start of what would become an amazing career for Garth! He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry a little more than a year later on October 6, 1990. Since then, he's inducted other country artists, including Carrie Underwood and Chris Janson

On Garth's page on the Grand Ole Opry website he states, "I've said it for the record a thousand times. I'll state it again a thousand times. This is the pinnacle of what I do. Nothing has ever touched being a member of the Grand Ole Opry."

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