OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW

Opry Member

SINCE 2013
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“We the Old Crows are just so proud to be entrusted to carry on the traditions of the Grand Ole Opry’s good-natured riot.”
- Ketch Secor

Old Crow Medicine Show perform with Margo Price, 2017.
Old Crow Medicine Show receive their Member Award from Bill Cody at the Opry's 90th Birthday show, 2016.
Old Crow Medicine Show perform at the Opry, 2014.
Old Crow Medicine Show perform in the plaza before the Opry show, 2013.
Old Crow Medicine Show gets inducted into the Opry by Dierks Bentley and Marty Stuart, 2013.
  • Old Crow Medicine Show & Darius Rucker - "Wagon Wheel" Darius Rucker surprised the Opry crowd as he joined Old Crow Medicine Show on the Opry stage to perform their iconic country hit "Wagon Wheel."
  • "Wabash Cannonball" - 40th Anniversary Opening - All Sing The Grand Ole Opry House 40th Anniversary Celebration on March 15, 2014 kicked off with the newest members of the Opry, Old Crow Medicine Show, leading the cast in a show-opening performance of Opry patriarch Roy Acuff's "Wabash Cannonball."
  • Old Crow Medicine Show - "Tennessee Bound" Backstage at the Opry, Old Crow Medicine Show perform the song "Tennessee Bound" from their 2014 album, Remedy. The album went on to win the 2015 Grammy award for Best Folk Album.
  • Old Crow Medicine Show Join The Opry Family On September 17, 2013, Old Crow Medicine Show became members of the Grand Ole Opry. Get a glimpse into the special night for the band from their perspective, watch them perform outside the Opry House like they did when they first pulled into town, and be joined on stage in celebration by Dierks Bentley, Marty Stuart, and many more.

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Biography

Among the award-winning group Old Crow Medicine Show’s first performances in Nashville were on the sidewalks outside the Opry House in Summer 2000, playing for fans entering and exiting Opry performances. The band graduated to the Opry stage for its official debut January 13, 2001, quickly became a fan favorite during dozens of performances that followed, and was finally invited by Marty Stuart to join the Grand Ole Opry on August 16, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio.

When the band officially became part of the Opry family a month later, it wasn’t lost on the band or on the institution itself that both entities were quite poetically coming full circle. Old Crow had officially graduated from the Opry Plaza it had played week after week all those years earlier to center stage. The Opry, meanwhile, was adding to its ranks nearly nine decades into its life a band with a sound much like groups such as Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys from the show’s very early days.

Old Crow Medicine Show got its start busking on street corners in New York state and through Canada, winning audiences along the way with its boundless energy and spirit. The band members eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of legendary folk icon Doc Watson, who invited them to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch the band’s career. Shortly afterward, the band relocated to Nashville and began its fateful residency on the Opry Plaza.

More than a decade later, the band has toured the world, sold hundreds of thousand of albums and performed at renowned festivals including Bonnaroo, Coachella and The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. Earlier in its Opry induction year, the band along with Mumford & Sons and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros won the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, which was shot as they toured from California to New Orleans on a vintage train, playing shows along the way. That spring, the band's classic single "Wagon Wheel" received the RIAA's Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies. The song also became a major country hit for fellow Opry member Darius Rucker and was nominated for both Song and Single of the Year at the CMA awards.

Speaking on behalf of the group on its induction evening, Ketch Secor related that years ago members of the band asked themselves if they’d ever make it big in TV. Secor recalled having said, “I don’t know about TV, but we might make something of ourselves on radio.” Fast forwarding to the present, Secor concluded, “We’re standing out here on the most beloved broadcast anywhere on earth. I think we made it big on radio! … We the Old Crows are just so proud to be entrusted to carry on the traditions of the Grand Ole Opry’s good-natured riot.”

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