Barry Gibb Has Powerful, Emotional Opry Debut
“This is the center of the universal musically,” the Bee Gees singer tells the crowd.
In one of his three songs Friday night (July 27), Barry Gibb asked “How can you mend a broken heart?”
Part of that answer, apparently, is by fulfilling a lifelong dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry.
Barry, singer in the iconic pop group The Bee Gees, told his Nashville friends that he has always wanted to be a country singer. And since he was a boy, Barry has hoped to play the Opry stage.
In fact, Barry told the crowd Friday night, “This is the center of the universe musically.”
His Opry debut proved to be powerful, and it was made even more so by the fact that his brother Robin passed away in May.
When a fan shouted out something about missing his deceased brothers, Barry responded on microphone, “They’re all here.”
Barry did three songs total, all with Ricky Skaggs, starting with a Civil War song called “When the Roses Bloom Again.”
Gibb then reached into the Bee Gees bag and sang “To Love Somebody” and “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart.” And the Opry posted video of the second song.
“This man has been musical therapy for me,” Barry told the crowd of his collaborations with Ricky. “You all, thank you so much. You’ve been so kind to me.”