Opry in the News: Lady A’s Surprise Invite & Induction
To be a fly on the Opry stage for this one! Lady A was surprised by Darius Rucker with an Opry membership invitation and immediate induction in one day. Read the full story from NBC and see their reactions below.
Lady A invited to become newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. Honor will be part of NBC’s GRAND OLE OPRY: 95 YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC airing Feb. 14.
Grammy-winning group Lady A was surprised with an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry during the group’s performance taping for the upcoming NBC special, Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music airing Feb. 14. Opry member Darius Rucker extended the invitation to Hillary, Charles and Dave on the Opry stage today and announced their membership is effective immediately. The invitation and the group’s first performance as an Opry member will be shared with fans and viewers everywhere as very special moments during the television special. Lady A made their Opry debut on Nov. 2, 2007.
Introducing the group for their performance in the special, Rucker said, “What can you say about three friends of yours who together have become one of the biggest groups in Country Music history? Well, how about this? This trio are multi-platinum superstars, seven-time Grammy Award winners and seven-time CMA Award winners, too. I feel so honored to stand here in the Opry House and say if they accept the invitation I am thrilled to be offering them on behalf of all of us at the Opry right now, they are also about to add one more honor to that list by becoming official members of the Grand Ole Opry!”
“This is the best surprise we could ever ask for,” Lady A’s Hillary Scott said. “I’ve been coming here since I was a little girl so to say we are honored is an understatement. We are so truly grateful to officially be a part of this amazing family.”
Grand Ole Opry members Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton will serve as co-hosts for “Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music,” honoring the iconic Nashville show and the incredible country stars that call it home. The two-hour special is set to air Sunday, Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
The Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music telecast is a production of Grand Ole Opry and Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer. Along with Lachman, Dan Rogers and Scott Bailey are executive producers. Bill Bracken, Brad Lachman Productions, is co-executive producer.