Darius Rucker received an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry from member Brad Paisley last night (10/2) during his performance at the Opry House.
After Rucker had performed “Alright,” “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” and his current single “True Believers,” Rucker fielded questions from the audience. After answering questions posed by two fans, Paisley appeared in the audience with a two-part question. First, “Are you still the worst poker player in the world?” Secondly, “Would you like to be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry?”
“Oh, you’re kiddin’ me!” exclaimed Rucker. “Yes, I would! Wow! Thank you for opening your arms and letting me in.”
Rucker then performed “Wagon Wheel” and Paisley performed an unannounced set of his own.
“It’s been clear from the moment Darius first stepped on our stage in 2008 in what high regard he holds the Grand Ole Opry and similarly how much Opry fans love Darius’ music,” said Opry VP/GM Pete Fisher. “We look forward to him becoming an official Opry member in just a couple of weeks.”
Rucker’s formal induction is scheduled for Tues., Oct. 16 at the Opry House, airing live on Noteworthy at the Opry on GAC at 8 pm.
Watch a video of the induction below.
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