Lady A has been invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. The award-winning group was surprised during a performance taping for the upcoming two-hour NBC special, Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music, airing Feb. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Opry member Darius Rucker extended the invitation to Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood on the Opry stage today (Jan. 21) 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 during the television special. Lady A made their Opry debut on Nov. 2, 2007.
This is the best surprise we could ever ask for!! Today while filming for an upcoming @Opry special, @DariusRucker invited us to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. To say we are honored is an understatement. We are so grateful to be a part of this amazing family. pic.twitter.com/3Y6Hflyra3
— Lady A (@ladya) January 22, 2021
“This is the best surprise we could ever ask for,” 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.”
“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. And I feel so honored to stand here in the Opry House and hope they accept the invitation I am thrilled to be offering them tonight. So, what do you say, Lady A? Would you like to become members of the Opry?” said Rucker when introducing the group.
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