Opry Inducts Josh Turner

Josh Turner was welcomed as the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, in a ceremony held Saturday night, Oct. 27.

Josh performed his current hit “Firecracker” and his debut smash, “Long Black Train,” which he played on his first Opry appearance in December of 2001. Vince Gill officially inducted Josh by saying, “We are so proud of your success. Congratulations.” Josh told the crowd, which included his parents and several family members, “Country music has always been a huge part of my life. I have always been willing and able to fight for it and that’s what I want to continue to do.”

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Other performers include Rodney Crowell, Patty Griffin and Jason Isbell.