As we reported, Keith Urban will be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. Urban’s invitation to join the Opry came during last night’s the “All For The Hall” benefit concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena that Urban was co-hosting.
Late in the show, concert co-host and Opry member Vince Gill called Urban out to the stage to present him with a gift. Fellow Opry members Rascal Flatts, Diamond Rio and the Oak Ridge Boys also came out to share the moment. Urban was presented with a large duffel bag. Inside the bag was the Opry’s signature microphone stand. As soon as Urban saw it, Gill announced Urban’s invitation to join the Opry. (See Urban’s’ Opry invitation below. Video courtesy Opry.com)
As reported on the Opry site, Urban’s invitation to join is a historic one. Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Urban will be the first artist from outside North America to become an Opry member. His formal induction into the Grand Ole Opry will be Saturday, April 21.
Again, our congrats to Keith!