Keith Urban was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry during last night’s (4/10) We’re All For The Hall concert at Bridgestone Arena. Opry members Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, Diamond Rio and Oak Ridge Boys extended the invitation at the end of Urban’s multi-artist fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame. Gill and Rascal Flatts surprised Urban with the news by presenting him with a gift—a large black duffel bag containing the Opry’s signature microphone stand.
New Zealand-born and Australian-raised Urban will be the first artist from outside North America to become an Opry member. He will be formally inducted Sat., April 21 on the live premiere of Noteworthy at the Opry on GAC at 8 p.m. CT. The 16-episode series will feature musical performances and personal stories from the top acts in country music plus interviews with other celebrities about the artists and music featured in each episode.