Grand Ole Opry

Chris Young Gets Asked to Join The Grand Ole Opry

Grammy nominated vocalist Chris Young was surprised during his Grand Ole Opry performance this evening by Country Music Hall of Fame and Opry member Vince Gill with an invitation to become an official Opry member. The invite came just prior to Young’s performance of their chart-topping duet “Sober Saturday Night.” Growing up in nearby Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Young dreamt of one day taking the stage at the Opry, making his debut on June 15, 2006. Another dream came true for the 32-year-old singer with tonight’s Opry invitation. Young’s formal induction will take place Tuesday, October 17, just days before the release of his 7th album, Losing Sleep. ... read more!

The Opry Goes Pink On Oct 25 When Jason Aldean Returns With “Concert For a Cure”

Broken Bow Records artist Jason Aldean is partnering with the Grand Ole Opry to bring his 11th annual “Concert For a Cure” to the Opry stage as part of the eighth annual “Opry Goes Pink.” Jason will flip the switch on the Opry’s signature barn backdrop, turning it pink for the two shows on Tuesday, October 25th, which benefit Women Rock For The Cure and Susan G. Komen’s Nashville chapter. Joining him so far are Montgomery Gentry, and Chris Young. ... read more!

Throwback Thursday Featuring Hank Williams – ‘Lost Highway’

I thought we’d spend the rest of the summer throwing things way back to some of the legendary artists and songs of country music. There’s a line in Tim McGraw’s song “Things Change” that says, “He went down that lost highway, underneath that purple sky. A legend disappeared before his time.” I knew that he was talking about Hank Williams, but didn’t realize just how fitting the line is, because Hank had a song called “Lost Highway.”  It’s not one of his biggest hits, but I’ve come to love it. The song is one of the few that he didn’t write, but it sure fits his life. ... read more!