Blake Shelton To Join Opry

Opry_Blake_Trace.jpg

It was a fitting invitation for one of country music’s rising stars. Blake Shelton, beloved and despised because of his candid Twitter comments, has been invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry via a tweet.

Blake, who was part of tonight’s (Sept. 28) return of the Opry to the Grand Ole Opry House, had just finished singing “Hillbilly Bone” with Opry member Trace Adkins when Trace showed him a tweet from the Opry:

“@blakeshelton, you’re invited to join the Grand Ole Opry. See you on 10/23/2010!”

Needless to say, Blake accepted. “This right here is the highlight of my career,” he told those in attendance.

Blake’s fiancée, Miranda Lambert, quickly weighed in, also via Twitter:

“I am engaged to a member of the Grand Ole’ Opry!!!! That rocks:)”

The star-studded show—the first at the Opry House since flooding in May—included performances by Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Charlie Daniels, Steve Wariner and Montgomery Gentry, among others.

Comments

More News

Randy Houser, Chris Young, Kip Moore and Jon Pardi also participated.
New Possum-themed attraction to occupy large space on 2nd Ave.
The new film is set to make its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.
Track will appear on Josh’s forthcoming album, his first since 2012’s “Punching Bag”
Wade Bowen Opens With a Bang